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Quebecois band plays at Ripton coffee house

THE QUEBECOIS QUINTET Rosier will perform at the Ripton Community Coffee House on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.

RIPTON — The Ripton Community Coffee House welcomes back Rosier (formerly Les Poules à Colin) to the Ripton Community House on Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
The Montréal-based band explores the connections between Québec folk and a mix of indie, jazz, pop, bluegrass and contemporary styles with original compositions, sophisticated arrangements, harmonic progressions and reinvented traditions. The bilingual band injects exuberant color into folk traditions, taking its roots and spinning this foundation into mature, well-controlled music filled with emotion and a surprising freshness.
Rosier is a quintet consisting of some of the best young players from Quebec: Béatrix Méthé (fiddle, vocals), Colin Savoie-Levac (guitar, lap steel, foot percussion, mandolin, banjo, vocals), Éléonore Pitre (guitar, vocals), Marie Savoie-Levac (bass, vocals), and Sarah Marchand (piano, vocals).
The offspring of a pioneering generation of Canadian folk musicians, the band members were raised together in the underbelly of music festivals with folk music beneath their fingernails and tradition on their tongues. This upbringing created a unique bond unlike any other; the quintet evolved together musically and individually, immersed in generations of story and song yet influenced by the world around them. They were driven not to simply reproduce the music of their beloved culture but to redefine it. The band’s first iteration was in 2009 when they were known as Les Poules à Colin. They have been playing together ever since.
The doors for the concert on Saturday, March 7, open at 7 p.m.  Refreshments are available. Call ahead for a slot on the open mic list. Admission is $15-$20 if you’re feeling generous; $10 general admission; and $3 for children. For more information call (802) 388-9782. 

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