Join us in March, April, and May for our third annual AMP Nights series in conjunction with River Arts of Morrisville. During each of these evenings – March 7, April 5, and May 2 – Artists, Musicians, and Poets will share/perform/read/recite their work for you. Q & A session follows.
Thursday, March 7 at River Arts, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30. $10 suggested donation at the door. Artist: Matt Neckers Musician: members from the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Poet: LN, spoken word poet extraordinaire.
Friday, April 5 at River Arts, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30. $10 suggested donation at the door. Artist: Clare Dolan, Museum of Everyday Life Musician: Lou Weller, steel saw player extraordinaire Poets: Sundog Poetry Center Board Members: Neil Shepard, Mary Jane Dickerson, Pamela Harrison, and Tamra J. Higgins.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tony Whedon and PoJazz will not be able to join us on May 5 for our third AMP Night taking place in Jeffersonville. In their stead, we have poet Stephen Cramer and musician Sebastian West joining us. Don’t miss this terrific line-up!
Stephen Cramer’s first book of poems, Shiva’s Drum, was selected for the National Poetry Series and published by University of Illinois Press. From the Hip, his third book, follows the history of hiphop in a series of 56 sonnets. Bone Music, his sixth and most recent collection, won the Louise Bogan Award and was published by Trio House Press. His work has appeared in journals such as The American Poetry Review, African American Review, The Yale Review, and Harvard Review. An Assistant Poetry Editor at Green Mountains Review, he teaches writing and literature at the University of Vermont. Stephen’s forthcoming book, Turn It Up! Music in Poetry from Jazz to Hip Hop, is slated for publication Fall 2019 by Sundog Poetry Press and Green Writers Press.
Lady Lemonade is a jazz-rock band from Jericho, Vermont. The band blends influences from jazz, funk, and singer-songwriter styles to create a full, deep sound. Featuring soulful vocals mixed with an ice-cold rhythm section and red-hot horn licks, the band has an energy and a power that makes it hard to keep your feet still.
Audrey Pearl – vocals & guitar; Jayme Billings – alto sax; Sebastiaan West – keyboards; Colton Wheeler – bass; Sam Keller – percussion