Reggae Singer from Jamaica to Play Brattleboro

When N.L. Dennis was singing in a recording studio with Toots and the Maytals, Bob Marley stopped by to listen. Marley praised Dennis's delivery. Today, Dennis lives in his native Jamaica and joins hundreds of Jamaicans who come to Vermont every summer in search of better paying work. Most of them work on vegetable farms and at apple orchards. Dennis works as a reggae musician. He will perform a free concert on July 7 at 6 p.m. outside the Hooker Dunham Theater in Brattleboro.

On July 16, Dennis will play a free concert at the Putney, Vermont farmers' market at 11 a.m.

Concert Review: Amy Ray

The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. In Amherst on May 13, Ray performed an excellent concert at the Drake nightclub. She had a full band, and the show was sold out. The Indigo Girls have sold more than 14 million albums and won a Grammy award. Ray and Saliers live near Atlanta, Georgia. You can hear Ray's solo music at

Joe Bataan Concert

6/1/2023 update: "Joe Bataan is not coming this year," Foote told the Valley Post on June 1.


Brian Foote works for the city of Northampton. He told the Valley Post that in August or early September 2023 at 6 p.m. there will be a free concert. Joe Bataan will play at Pulaski Park in Northampton. By June 1, Foote will have the exact date, he said. You can hear one of Bataan's songs at:

Alan Doyle Concert

Alan Doyle is scheduled to play with his band in Amherst at the Drake on February 22 at 8 p.m. His upcoming tour includes stops in Germany, New York City and Florida. You can hear one of his songs at:

Albert Cummings Concert is April 22

Holyoke's Gateway City Arts is the venue for an Albert Cummings concert on April 22. Details are at:

Underground System Concert is Nov. 20

Underground System will perform in Holyoke on November 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. A video of the band performing, and more information about the venue, are at:

Shamarr Allen Concert is September 23

Shamarr Allen will perform September 23 at 8 p.m. at the Stone Church in Brattleboro. Tickets are $15. A video of him performing is at:

Concert Review: Joel Veena and Mir Naqibul Islam

The following article is by Elizabeth Wood of the New Leaf CSA farm in Dummerston, Vermont. On September 12 at the Stone Church night club in Brattleboro, Joel Veena and Mir Naqibul Islam played an excellent concert. The music was Indian classical. The audience applauded enthusiastically after every song. The music made me feel relaxed. Veena played the 20-string Indian slide guitar. Naqibul Islam played tabla.

A video of Veena and Naqibul Islam performing in June is at:

More information is at

Moxie Concert is August 6

Moxie will perform a free outdoor concert in Brattleboro on August 6 at 7 p.m., despite different times being listed on the first two web pages listed below. That's according to a spokesperson for the Stone Church night club in Brattleboro, which lists the concert on its web site. The concert will be at the corner of Elliot and Main streets, unless it rains. In case of rain, it will at a location to-be-announced.

One of the band's songs has more than 2 million “listens” on Spotify. The members of Moxie live in the Brattleboro area.

Public Enemy's New Song About Trump

The band Public Enemy, best known for their song Fight the Power, which was used in the film Do the Right Thing, has a new song out. It's about Trump and the kind of Black Lives Matter protests seen in the photos from Holyoke at:

You can hear the song at: