BHW's Rocket Shop Showcase: Ida Mae Specker; Deep River Saints; The Beerworth Sisters Live at Lake Champlain Maritime Festival 8/7

The Burlington Free Press presents Big Heavy World’s 'Rocket Shop’ Showcase on Friday, August 7, 1:00-5:30pm on Burlington's Waterfront at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, with performances by Deep River SaintsIda Mae Specker, and The Beerworth Sisters FREE & ALL-AGES! The bands have been guests on Rocket Shop, the weekly local music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator where you can discover new VT music of all kinds from 8-9pm every Wednesday on Burlington's community radio station. Burlington Free Press writer Brent Hallenbeck hosts the show, making each interview a treat for inquisitive music lovers. 

Join us at Burlington's gorgeous Lake Champlain waterfront for soulful, rootsy performances by two stellar local talents:

Deep River Saints

Deep River Saints

Deep River Saints, based around the songwriting of Patrick Crowley, began primarily as a recording project in backwoods living rooms in Vermont. That was when Crowley brought a set of original songs to a newly-formed group with the goal of recording an album. He wanted this group to be rooted in acoustic Americana, but the material certainly demanded that the group also lean in the direction of alternative folk and rock. After recording and mixing through the winter of 2014/2015, the group’s debut album, Acts of American Homes, was released on April 1, 2015.

[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=527220740 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small track=1371173885]

Ida Mae Specker

Ida Mae Specker

Ida Mae Specker is a rising force in American roots music. The daughter of legendary fiddler John Specker, ‘the Mick Jagger of old-time music,’ Ida Mae is a multi-talented instrumentalist and vocalist on a mission to share her unique style and passion for traditional music with the world. A 3rd generation fiddle player, Ida Mae was born in a one-room cabin in the woods of Vermont. Along with her older sister, Lila June, she learned to play the fiddle at a very early age. The trio began performing as The Speckers in 2005. The Speckers became renowned for “playing a rambunctious version of old-time music that owes as much to punk rock as Appalachia, at least in attitude.” (Seven Days VT). VPR’s Robert Resnik calls the Speckers “Vermont Folk Heroes.” With her family band, Ida Mae has recorded multiple studio albums and performed at festivals including GrassRoots, The Shakori Hills Festival, FloydFest, The Champlain Valley Folk Festival, the Brown University Festival of Dance and at Caffe Lena.

[soundcloud url="" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

The Beerworth Sisters

The Beerworth Sisters have been playing music together at family functions for a few years and decided to take their passion on the road. Stylistically, they tend toward a whimsical mix of folk, country and classic rock. Their music is "Spare and elegant...a striking collection of material that succeeds on little more than strong songwriting and solid performances, presented as straightforwardly as possible." Dan Bolles


[soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]