Sky Blue Boys’ music harkens back to 1930s

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GREENE — The Sky Blue Boys — Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner — are proud to be a throwback to the 1930s-’40s, when “brothers duets” performed on stage and were heard by radio listeners across the country.

On Friday, May 7, the duo will bring its brand of old-time music to the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial. Shows will be at 2 and 7 p.m. Admission is free. Doors will open one hour before.

Banjo Dan and Lindner play guitar, banjo, mandolin, autoharp and other instruments for their repertoire of ballads, parlor songs and sacred numbers. The two, who have played together for decades, have added some newer songs, including their own compositions.

They formed the Vermont bluegrass band Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys in 1972, and have toured and recorded extensively in that context. They have also sat in on shows and recorded sessions for many acoustic musicians, offering a reminder of things past, and of things constant.

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Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial is at 371 Sawyer Road. For more information, call 946-5311 or visit www.sawyer-foundation.com.

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