This summer's Castleton Concert on the Green summer concert series is presenting an outstanding collection of talented musicians from New England. The next concert is no exception. The Stone Cold Roosters will return to the Castleton concert venue with a performance on the green Tuesday, July 14, at 7 p,m.
The Stone Cold Roosters are a seven-pack of Vermont's best pickers that can play it all: blues, honkeytonk, country, Western swing, rock and roll, and classic Americana.
Named, assembled and fronted by award-winning songwriter and record producer, Colin McCaffrey, the Roosters feature Colin on guitar, vocals and fiddle; Ted Mortimer on guitar, and Casey Dennis on bass-from the Vermont band, Dr. Burma. Also, fiddler Thal Aylward (Spy, Frydaddy); piano legend, Chuck Eller, (Kilimanjaro, Unknown Blues Band); Jim Pitman on pedal steel, and Roy Cutler on drums -- two alumni from Western Swing legends, Rick and the Ramblers.
Playing classic country, Americana and Western swing tunes in the style of Bob Wills, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, George Jones, as well as songs by Joe Ely, J.J. Cale, Little Feat, Neil Young, CCR, The Band, and their own originals, the Stone Cold Roosters repertoire covers nearly a century of American music.
The band's recently released C.D., "Out Of The Woods", was hailed as "righteously old-fashioned" by Seven Days, and the Times Argus called it one of the years "best albums by any band, anywhere, from any state".
The fact that because all of the SCR band members are multi-talented, they are constantly invited by other bands, to perform with them. It's no wonder that the Stone Cold Roosters has the reputation as one of the very best collection of musicians in New England.
The concert is free and open to the public. It performs rain or shine. Rain site is the Casella Fine Arts Center at Castleton State College.
All Castleton summer concerts contribute proceeds to the Give Back Program with local food banks and the Rutland County Humane Society.