Bennington Concert to Benefit Homeless
Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz will be featured in a concert on Friday, December 2, to benefit the Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless. Proceeds from the monthly Meetinghouse Café at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will help support temporary and long-term shelter and transition services for individuals who are homeless in Bennington County. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students, and are available online at eventbrite.com. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. concert.
The performers will explore the highways and byways of American traditional and vernacular music, from pre-war blues, old time and jug band to jazz standards, honky tonk and contemporary gems. Their fans revel in the powerful mix of genres the duo embraces in their performances, crossing time and space with grace and a touch of wry humor. Grosswendt is a multi-instrumentalist, internationally known as an inspirational interpreter of pre-war blues and other southern roots music. His extraordinary instrumental skills are matched by his powerful, soulful vocals. His musical partner Salem-Schatz is a singer who adds rock-solid rhythm and dynamic interpretations of songs old and new to the mix. Their harmonies work magic on songs both sweet and slow and rough and rowdy, with a vocal alchemy that touches listeners deeply. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is at 108 School Street in Bennington. Additional information is available at uubennington.org.