Saturday, March 25, 2023

8:00 pm

Eugene Tyler Band and Dirty Bird


Burlington - Waterfront

[Eugene Tyler Band]

Eugene Tyler Band are just three mama’s boys with anxiety problems trying to find catharsis in high-energy, irreverent songs. Eugene Gardner (vocals/guitar/mandolin), Daniel Tyler (guitar/banjo), and Marc Jaffee (upright bass/vocals) all grew up within a couple of miles of each other in downstate New York, and since 2015 they’ve been on the road, performing at landmark clubs like Sony Hall and the Mercury Lounge and bluegrass festivals like Podunk Bluegrass and Thomas Point Beach. 2022 saw the band selling out shows across the northeast and opening up for national acts like the Kitchen Dwellers and Wayne “The Train” Hancock.

Their latest album, “Thanks Cats”, was released in 2021. “It’s the most honest record we’ve ever made,” says singer/songwriter Eugene Gardner. “Most of our time is spent on the road, drinking in the sun and making music with friends, some new and some we’ve known forever. We’ve made a lot of memories at those shows and hopefully these songs make people feel like they’re right there with us.”

[Dirty Bird]

Dirty Bird hails from the concrete woodlands of New York City, and consists of Christie Woods-Lucas, Melissa Escudero, Natasha Thweatt, Nick Katz, Eli Greenhoe and Blake Suben. Each member has spent his or her life grounded in music. With roots going back to New York’s renowned arts school LaGuardia High School, the members of Dirty Bird reconnected in 2016, and in true New York style bring a wide variety of musical backgrounds—ranging from jazz to bluegrass to classical—together in one vibrant and wholly original folk sound.

Since forming, the band has presented powerful performances to venues including Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Mass MoCa and Radio Bean, and the Northside Music Festival. Dirty Bird brings both new and long-devoted audiences intimate, poetic lyrics charged by three-part harmony and lively, distinctive arrangements. Soulful, harmonious, and ever-evolving, Dirty Bird’s music redefines what it means to be a folk band.

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