Mayfly CD Release show with Sheesham and Lotus | The Skinny Pancake (Burlington) | Clubs | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice


Mayfly CD Release show with Sheesham and Lotus

When: Thu., May 15, 8:30 p.m. 2014

Mayfly – ‘old-time meets new folk, music intertwined with haunting melodies and southern fiddle tunes’. Sheesham Lotus & Son, the ferociously talented and incomparably zany Canadian trio, together with Mayfly, the old-timey partnership of Katie Trautz and Julia Wayne, will appear at Skinny Pancake in Burlington, VT. Sheesham, Lotus & Son specialize in the country and ragtime repertoire of string and jug bands from the early days of sound recording, delivered with amazing musicianship and an outrageous performance style reclling the last days of the medicine show. With instruments ranging from the Sousaphone to the cello banjo, augmented by low-tech home-made oddities like the Sepia-phonic Monophone, Sheesham, Lotus & Son have created a unique musical and theatrical presentation sizzling with cornball energy and unmistakable artistry. More on Sheesham and Lotus complete with tunes and picture gallery here: This Vermont based duo, Mayfly, performs old-time New England and Appalachian music, as well as original songwriting on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals. Julia Wayne of Charlotte, VT and Katie Trautz of Montpelier, VT have been playing music together for over 10 years, touring throughout New England and Canada. Mayfly intersperses close harmony vocals with strong instrumentals influenced by blues, ballads, and American roots music. Their 2007 album self-released and titled ‘Mayfly’ won ‘Best Traditional Album of the Year’ in the state of Vermont. They have just released their second album as a duo, with the help of Dirk Powell, Louisiana based old-time and cajun musician. The album crosses genres and integrates the old with the new. Included on the album are a couple of shape-note hymns, original folk songs, A cappella close harmony, and old-time fiddle tunes with a banjo contribution by Dirk Powell. They bring to the record a maturity and grace easily recognized in the confidence of their voices and instrumentals. The CD can be purchased at, itunes, amazon and CDBaby, as well as Montpelier’s music stores: Buch Spieler and Vermont Violins. “The release of Sweet Is the Morning is reason to celebrate. Wayne and Trautz are living proof that folk music is alive and well in Vermont and, happily, being played and nurtured by talented young musicians. Catch Mayfly live while you can, before we find that they're touring the world” - Robert Resnik, VPR All the Traditions, Sevendays Magazine Visit:,, or for tour dates, videos, and photo gallery

Price: $10 in advance, $12 day of the show

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