Addison County’s hottest new band—a 7-piece ensemble with a serious love for finding the groove pocket and breaking it down. Equal parts funk, rock, blues, and original Americana, Annie & The Individuals will take you there and bring you back home again. Featuring the one and only Annie Voorhees at the helm, this band is guaranteed to make you stomp, shimmy and shout with delight!
Dayve Hucket & Ron White form the duo One Man, One Man. musician, teacher, dad. dayve huckett is a guitarist who has been a performing musician from the age of 12. Ron White is a musician and teacher with a music degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas. He has been the principal bassist for the SMU Chamber Orchestra and the Associate Principal Bassist for the Dallas Civic Symphony.
Sue Leppla moved to the Waitsfield area last year after 34 years in Colorado. Having a brother in Waitsfield and being a graduate of Middlebury College made this area the logical choice for her next best chapter. She grew up listening to her father sing and play folk songs and picked up the guitar herself at 12 years old and fell in love. She began writing her own songs as a teenager and has used her music as her personal refuge ever since. She honed her abilities as a songwriter attending the Rocky Mountain Song School in Lyons Colorado every summer since 1997.
Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette are a Vermont-based acoustic duo performing original music with a clear traditional-roots influence that is steeped in tradition, but of its own time. They are known for their strong, imaginative vocals and harmonies, often compared to classic sibling harmony duos. Some of their original songs harken back to traditional ballads and jazz tunes from the 30’s, but also remain firmly rooted in life’s current challenges and joy.
Carolyn Lueders & Karen Lueders 4-hand piano
Paul Lueders & Carolyn Lueders, oboe and piano
David and Nathan Gusakov, father and son, play original songs and old tunes about life and death and the beauty of the hills. Featuring clawhammer banjo, fiddle, and family harmonies, Last Train To Zinkov’s music draws from Appalachian old-time, gypsy jazz, classical, and the klezmer of their Eastern European roots.
Greg Ryan is a singer and guitarist, inventor, and master-craftsman. He is co-founder of the modern gypsy jazz group They Might Be Gypsies with his son Aidan. Greg performs in a duo with Rani Arbo, and plays with the Bow Thayer Band as well as the Queen City Hot Club. He performs everything from Gypsy Jazz and Americana to ‘improvisational gourd funk’.
Tom and Janet have been performing at Best Night from the beginning and love performing for the “hometown crowd.” They spend much of their time traveling with their organization, Magicians Without Borders, performing in refugee camps and orphanages, bringing love, laughter, magic and hope to many of the most forgotten children in the world.