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Let Music Fill the Air at Woodbury Earth Day

Hollow Park will be alive with the sound of music on May 4 at Woodbury Earth Day Festival. “As a local, family event, we try to have something for everyone and the line-up of acts on the Main Stage is really a reflection of that,” says Carol Haskins, Woodbury Earth Day chair. The unique acts range from singer-song-writer to bluegrass to new country and all have ties to the nearby area.

David Powers is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his guitar virtuosity, on stage charisma and as an artist who can do it all. A seasoned performer, he takes inspiration from a variety of musical genres and flawlessly blends them into his own unique, unforgettable acoustic renditions while remaining true to the authenticity of the original recording. David has opened with and performed with over 100 nationally touring acts including: David Lee Roth, Dokken, Ratt, Twisted Sister and Winger.

Playing traditional and alt-bluegrass, Sweetcake Mountain is Steve Bacher on banjo, Ed Spallina on bass, Alan Zinser on mandolin and Craig Rogoff on fiddle. Sweetcake Mountain reflects Steve Bacher’s extraordinary musical sensibilities paced by Ed Spallina’s steady hand on the reins that can only come from a seasoned professional musician. Alan Zinser’s mandolin provides the rhythmic back-beat to songs done in mountain string music overdrive. The latest permanent addition to the band is Craig Rogoff whose fiddle work makes the music weep and soar by turns. Sweetcake Mountain & Friends is privileged to feature extraordinary local guest musicians like Lou Florio and Mat Kastner on guitar.

Mattson Rose was born from a chance meeting between Greg, Matt, and two established Connecticut musicians. This combination along with a lawnmower (follow the band for the full story) has resulted in the creation of a powerhouse new country sound. Aided by multi-instrumentalist producer, Polo Jones, and joined by a number of industry heavyweight musicians, Mattson Rose has created songs that are both timeless and refreshing. Live performances appeal to audiences of all ages. The band has a rapidly growing fan base across the northeast.

Woodbury’s 25th Annual Earth Day celebration, which will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 11 AM to 4 PM at Hollow Park in beautiful Woodbury, is the largest Earth Day celebration in Connecticut. You won’t want to miss this ever-popular event filled with live music, delicious food, an artisan market, and earth-friendly activities for the entire family.

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