Deb Brisson & the Hayburners kick off the 2017 season with a show on Friday, May 26, 6-8 pm. Deb Brisson and the Hay Burners are a group of veteran Addison County performers, led by Brisson’s powerful, expressive vocals, whose music ranges from soulful and bluesy to rocking alt-country.
With a CD original songs, “Heart-Shaped Stone,” to its credit, the band plays a mix of its own work and favorite covers by artists such as Lucinda Williams, Natalie Merchant, Alabama Shakes, the Talking Heads and more. Backing Brisson’s guitar and vocals are Mark Pelletier, guitar and vocals; Carl Boss, bass and vocals; John Wallace, drums; and Doug Wilhelm, harmonica, congas and percussion.
The vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Food for sale by Antidote of Vergennes, and wine by the glass. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket.
The Wine Down Friday series happens rain or shine– there’s room on the winery porch in the case of rain. No alcohol may be brought onto the grounds, and please leave your pets at home.