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[FREE BLUEGRASS SUNDAY] w/ BEG, STEAL or BORROW
Sun March 29, 2020 9:00 pm (Doors: 8:00 pm )
Funk 'n Waffles
Ages 18 and Up
Beg, Steal or Borrow
Jeremy Sicely ~ Guitar / Vocals
Geoff Goodhue ~ Mandolin / Vocals
Roland Clark ~ Violin
Fran Forim ~ Bass / Vocals
Luke Auriemmo ~ Banjo / Vocals

Bios

Jeremy Sicely ~ Guitar / Vocals

Guitar and Dobro/Resophonic Guitar player Jeremy Sicely, is a native Vermonter and raised in a family of musicians dating back to the 1940's Sicely Orchestra. Jeremy has been involved with the Vermont Music scene since age 15 with the band Nigel Guy from Cabot, Vermont who released 3 albums and is featured on the 2011 release of Area Code 802. With Nigel Guy he took a musical ramble into the Burlington area and was a drummer for Rock n' Roll Sherpa, Lunar Railroad, and 2nd Agenda. In 2003, Jeremy returned to his musical roots, picked up a Dobro, and helped form Bluegrass group The Medicinals, and later linked up with already well formed Bluegrass outfit, Gold Town from Southern Vermont. On the latest Gold Town Album Jeremy penned one song and sat in on Dobro on a three songs.
More recent conquests include Flat Top Trio, who released a CD January 2012, family band, Hillside Rounders who released and EP May 2012. Jeremy has also worked with Rusty Dewees in his Logger shows and with local country singer Keeghan Nolan including opening for John Michael Montgomery. Jeremy can been seen sitting in on Dobro and Guitar occasionally with other projects and picking sessions in the local music scene.

Geoff Goodhue ~ Mandolin / Vocals

Raised in Boxford, Massachusetts, Geoff Goodhue began studying violin at age 5. At age 11, his interest broadened to include percussion. He later studied music at Ohio University, graduating with an honors degree in Percussion Performance plus a certificate in Environmental Studies. Outside academics, Geoff has collaborated with many groups including the award winning band, Lobster Clinic, J.D. Hutchison and Realbilly Jive, Hurra Kam Rada and The Local Girls. Geoff currently resides in East Hardwick, Vermont and performs regularly with the Bread and Puppet Brass Band, his family outfit “The Goodhues Band” goodhuesband.com and local string band, “Granite Junction” as mandolinist and vocalist. He also accompanies Afro-Caribbean and Modern dance classes throughout Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Goodhue recently performed on “Mountain Stage” in Morgantown, WV with Logan Venderlic. Outside of music, Geoff has dedicated much of his energy to protecting New England’s mountains from degradation stemming from wastewater pollution, pedestrian traffic and ridgeline industrialization.


Roland Clark ~ Violin

Roland has performed as a soloist with the Yonder Mountain String Band and opened for bluegrass greats Peter Rowan and Tony Rice. He has made guest appearances with Vermont musicians Will Patton, Tammy Fletcher, Bob Degree, Gordon Stone, the Starline Rythm Boys, the WDEV Radio Rangers, the Mud City Ramblers and Patrick Ross, and has performed in numerous festivals and showcase events statewide as part of Young Tradition Vermont. Most recently, he has collaborated and performed with renowned jazz guitarist Bill Frisell. In June 2007, a radio profile on Roland was aired by NPR as part of its nationwide All Things Considered program. Roland is a member of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and studies violin at Boston University with Peter Zazofsky; he is a senior at People's Academy in Morrisville.

Fran Forim ~ Bass / Vocals

Fran has been playing music all her life, starting on piano and moving to guitar and bass. While living in northern California she played electric bass with the Superfines and upright with guitarists Rex Richardson and Petey Brucker. After moving to Vermont she played bass guitar with the band Snakeroot before joining the Mud City Ramblers on upright. She has also played with the Butterbeans, Bacon Grease String Band, the Max Weaver Band and plays with Granite Junction, Chickweed and The Ramblers. She lives in Walden Vermont.

Luke Auriemmo ~ Banjo / Vocals

Living in the Johnson, VT area since '95, Luke was a founding member of the notorious Mud City Ramblers and later on, the Bacon Grease String Band. With musical influences ranging from Jerry Garcia, Slayer, Bach and Earl Scruggs, to name a few, you never know what to expect from him. But isn't that the way it is with all banjo players? Buy him a PBR and he'll tell you his life story.