Apr 18, 1998

Nick Vermitsky
Nick Vermitsky is a 30-year veteran player who has studied classical music and the art of Big Bill Broonzy and the folksingers of New England. He is a master of rapid-fire high-energy 12-string fingerstyle a la Leo Kottke (one of his heros). In a recent review,The Island Ear said "Nick plays with incredible speed and delicacy…he has proved himself an artist of the highest quality". Nick's humor is peppered throughout his show.

Madden Rae
The duo of Brian (Madden) Unger and Shannen Rae has the rare ability to touch heart and mind simultaneously. Brian's skillful timing and unusual tunings support intelligent lyrics, and Shannen's angelic harmonies and counterpoint pervade the music; the listener is swept along by their performance. Their fans will be thrilled to learn that they are recording a new album, due out next summer.