Spencer Lewis

Musician, Composer, Explorer.

Music that paints the rural landscape...
and quiets the mind


Tunbridge House Concert
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Tunbridge House Concert

Letter from the host:

Dear Friends,
 
Saturday, February 10, 2018
 
House Concert at
Michael Millard & Lynne Hadley’s
10 Swayze Road, Tunbridge, VT 05077
 
Our first concert of the 2018 season features our dear friend Spencer Lewis and some special musical friends.
 
“Spencer Lewis is a purveyor of reflective instrumental folk grooves and a singer-songwriter whose sound combines old-time motifs with his own folk that rocks.  His signature sound combines the precision of the acoustic guitar with the sustained elegance of the violin that he performs on stage by the live-looping of guitar and violin overdubs. This method of live-looping allows him to move in unpredictable directions, often spontaneously, drawing upon the varied compositions he has amassed from his internationally known 26-album catalog. All of his music, including links to You Tube, Soundcloud and other exclusive material, can be found on his web site http://www.spencerlewismusic.com. “
 
 
This concert is a benefit for Lorna Gregoire, and is sponsored by Froggy Bottom Guitars.
 
We will have wine, juice and seltzer,  and light refreshments will be provided.  You’re welcome to bring something to share, and/or other beverages. 
 
House opens at 6:30, the concert will begin at 7:30. $15-20 suggested donation.
 
We can seat 50. We expect this to sell out quickly. Reservations are required.    Email, text or call  802 793-3967 or call 802 889-3383.
 
Parking in wintertime will be limited – if you can carpool, that would be helpful.  We will also provide a shuttle for those who need to park at our neighbors.
 
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This evening will be the first of this years series – Next up will be Will Ackermann,
renowned guitarist, producer, and the founder of Windham Hill records. Date TBA.
 
 
We expect to do 3 to 6 of these concerts each year, and we plan to develop a community for these events.  You are among our first invitees.
 
Even if you can’t make it for this concert, please respond if you would like to be included in future announcements or if you’d like to be taken off the list.
 
Tell your friends that they can get on this list by signing up at:
http://froggybottomguitars.com/concerts/

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The Music Box
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Music Box

Spencer returns to the fabled Music Box after about 2 or 3 years! A fine listening room venue in Northern Vermont, Spencer performs his "music that paint's the rural landscape and his own folk that rocks with bassist Eric Graham.

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Stowe Foliage Craft Festival
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Stowe Foliage Craft Festival

Joining him under the Craftproducer's music tent at 11AM, 1:00 and 3:00 is bassist Eric Graham. Lewis will be performing songs from his first vocal album in 16 years From Now To Now, which features Lewis' own brand of folk that rocks with songs that reflect the universal changes that surround us all, awash in confessional spirituality with some help from the IChing, Chuang Tzu and the rear axle of a '53 Dodge Pick-Up. 

The Seven Days’ music critic Jordan Adams called out this album as one of the “Best of 2017…So Far” by saying: "The Messenger" has the heft of a Peter Gabriel ballad, albeit with a folksier tonal palette." Eric Graham plays both fretless and fretted electric bass and adds another dimension to Lewis’ instrumentals and impromptu passages with his fearless creativity. Lewis released his 22nd instrumental CD Souls in the spring of 2016.

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Spencer Lewis Trio @ Stowe Foliage Arts Festival
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Spencer Lewis Trio @ Stowe Foliage Arts Festival

Stowe, Vermont: Spencer Lewis will perform his signature combination of reflective instrumental folk grooves and old-time rhythms at this year’s Stowe Foliage Arts Festival. Joining him under the Craftproducer's music tent in Stowe on Oct 7th at 12:00 noon is Vermont’s well-known keyboardist Chas Eller and bassist Eric Graham from the group Haywire. Eller, known by many as the piano/organ/synth wizard from Kilimanjaro and the Unknown Blues Band, has played on many of Lewis’ albums including The Silence Between the Words and In the Light of Autumn. Lewis’ best selling 1993 release A Sense of Place was the first album ever mixed at Eller’s famous Charlotte Studio. Eric Graham plays both fretless and fretted electric bass and adds another dimension to Lewis’ instrumentals and impromptu passages. Both sidemen lend their creativity with the fierce improvisational energy that pervades much of Lewis’ live shows. They both appear on Lewis’s soon-to-be-released album From Now To Now, his first vocal album in 16 years.

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Ludlow Bandstand Concert - Spencer Lewis Trio
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Ludlow Bandstand Concert - Spencer Lewis Trio

This performance features improvisational instrumentals and folk-rock with bassist Eric Graham from from the group Haywire and drummer Brett Hoffman (The Dave Keller Band, country legend Mark LeGrand and a host of others...). There will be music from Spencer's latest album's Souls (instrumental) and his first singer-songwriter album in 16 years: From Now To Now. Both musicians played on Souls yet this our collective debut in a live setting. We will feature Eric's articulate, wildly melodic electric bass guitar, Brett's lush beats and an eclectic blend of folk-rock from Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited to Spencer's "Every Precious Day".

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Feast & Field Market
Jul
7
5:30 PM17:30

Feast & Field Market

This performance features improvisational instrumentals and folk-rock with bassist Eric Graham from from the group Haywire and drummer Brett Hoffman The Dave Keller Band / country legend Mark LeGrand). There will be music from Spencer's latest album's Souls (instrumental) and his first singer-songwriter album in 16 years: From Now To Now. Both musicians played on Souls yet this our debut in a live setting. We will feature Eric's articulate, wildly melodic electric bass guitar and an eclectic blend of folk-rock from Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited to Spencer's "Every Precious Day".

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Bethel Council on the Arts
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Bethel Council on the Arts

The Folk Rock Project with the breakout '14/'15 lineup featuring Scott Paulson on Bass and vocals and Jeremy Kendall on drums - featuring special guest - saxophone/flutist extraordinaire Barbara Smith.  Barb joined at for last years Valley Jam in Stockbridge and this our second gig with her. We will feature our standard list of folk-rocker repertoire and a good share of live guitar/violin looping.  A great setting in a great location. Thanks to the Bethel Council on the Arts and the Town of Bethel.

 

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Palmer's Sugarhouse
Apr
2
10:00 AM10:00

Palmer's Sugarhouse

This is a noisy, festive atmosphere, Sugaring arch boiling away, lot's of creative food (cotten candy etc). it is, oddly, a great place to play, not sure why. People of all walks of life seem to add to the energy...we'll be creating music that is written as it's played...in addition to singing songs already made up.  

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Cabin Fever Series @ Sandy's Books & Bakery
Feb
14
4:00 PM16:00

Cabin Fever Series @ Sandy's Books & Bakery

Solo Guitar & Violin ~ with guitar and violin loops. Spencer will be playing songs from his two new albums that are due out in March: Souls - all instrumental and From Now To Now  featuring folk-rock and lyrics.

Sandy and company will be serving special fare for Valentine's Day;   It's an early Sunday afternoon start with dinner to follow.

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