About Big Woods Voices

Big Woods Voices unites four veteran area singers in celebrating their common passion for a cappella harmony: Alan Blood, long-time member of area groups including the Blanche Moyse Chorale, I Cantori, Blue Moon and House Blend; Will Danforth, singer-songwriter, traditional acoustic artist, and the group’s arranger/composer; Becky Graber, leader of the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus and Animaterra Women’s Chorus in Keene; and Amanda Witman, founder and co-leader of the Brattleboro Pub Sing.

Reveling in vocal harmony, Big Woods Voices marries singing traditions from around the world with various American roots genres. Danforth concocts original compositions and arrangements in which harmony and dissonance dance in riveting yet accessible soundscapes.

Imagine lyrical settings of poetry by David Whyte, Mary Oliver, W. B. Yeats, and others; richly-harmonized standards of the American roots lexicon; and completely original compositions. Add to that gems by musicians such as Pete Sutherland, The Finest Kind, and the Stanley Brothers, and you have the ear-thrilling experience called Big Woods Voices.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm 
Marlboro, VT
The MacArthur House
Tickets $15-20
Please RSVP in advance by phone (802-254-6955) or email mml.wellness@gmail.com to reserve seats

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Proctorsville, VT
Raise the Roof Concert Series
Gethsemane Episcopal Church, 89 Depot St
More info to come

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Bellows Falls, VT
Stone Church Arts
The Chapel, 12 Church Street
Tickets $15/$20/$35
Purchase tickets online here

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For booking and publicity questions, contact Will Danforth.
For all other questions, contact Amanda Witman.

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Big Woods Voices
1357 Hall Ranch Road
Grafton, VT 05146

Past Events

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm (5:00 pm potluck precedes the concert)
Ashfield, MA
Ricki Carroll’s house, 292 Main St, Ashfield MA
Tickets $20
Purchase tickets online here – tickets are limited, so don’t delay!
5:00 pm potluck precedes the concert

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Putney, Vermont
Putney Friends Meeting, 17 Bellows Falls Road
Tickets $15 to $40; benefits the work of Putney Cares
For tickets, call 802-387-5593 or email putneycares@svcable.net
Refreshments will be available

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Brattleboro, Vermont
Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way
Tickets $15; benefits the BMC scholarship fund
Tickets are available via the BMC website

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Grafton, Vermont
White Church, 55 Main Street
$10-$25 sliding scale
Benefits the environmental education work of the Nature Museum in Grafton
Purchase tickets online in advance or pay cash at the door

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Springfield, Vermont
Springfield Community Players, 165 South Street
$15 at the door, $12 for seniors
Reserve tickets in advance online or by calling the studio at (802) 885-4098; pay for reservations at the door (cash only)

Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Saxtons River, Vermont
Main Street Arts, 35 Main Street
$12 in advance / $15 at the door

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Weston, Vermont
Old Parish Church, 644 Main Street
$10 suggested donation to benefit the community fuel assistance-plus initiative, “Just Neighbors”

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Brattleboro, Vermont
Centre Congregational Church (parlor), 193 Main Street
$10-25+ donation requested to benefit Brattleboro Women’s Chorus

Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Chester, Vermont
First Universalist Parish of Chester, 211 North Street
$12 ($10 senior/student) at the door, or in advance at Misty Valley Books