Halley Neal / Pretty Saro / Sam Robbins

March 23, 2023 @ 7:00PM — 10:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center: 605 Main Street Middletown, CT 06457 Get Directions

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Halley Neal is a folk singer and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Influenced by artists like Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin, Halley’s sound combines inspirations of classic folk music and modern day singer-songwriters and her live shows center on themes of positivity and peace. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2019, Halley has toured to house concert and listening room venues around the US. In 2022, Halley was selected as one of 10 finalists for the Planet Bluegrass Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase and performed on the main stage of the festival. She released her debut self-titled album in June 2021, and her sophomore record “Beautiful and Blue” to critical acclaim on September 30th, 2022.

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Playing songs both new and old, Pretty Saro burst into New England Bluegrass scene in 2016. Since then the group has been honing in on their love for traditional music and contemporary songwriting. Dynamic arrangements and high energy performances take the listener on a journey through their personal experiences. Devon Gardner (Fiddle), Alex Formento (Guitar), and Joe Everrett (Bass) bring together their wide array of musical backgrounds to create a sound that builds on the foundation made by the heros who came before them.

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Sam Robbins is often described as an "old soul singer songwriter." A Nashville based musician whose music evokes classic 70's singer songwriters like James Taylor and Neil Young, Sam adds a modern, upbeat edge to the storyteller troubadour persona. An avid performer, he has gained recognition from extensive touring and as one of the six 2021 winners in the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition, one of the largest and most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country.

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