Local treasure, Rick Redington with his group The Luv, and The Aerolites, from Burlington, will be performing live at Merchants Hall in Rutland on Friday, April 1. This new music series is hosted by Merchants Hall on Merchants Row in Rutland.
Starting at 7 pm, Rick Redington makes his Merchants Hall premiere with a solo performance. The Aerolites, featuring Dannis Hackney from Netflix “A Band Called Death” and Reggae band “Lambsbread,” will take the stage at 8 pm. Rick Redington & The Luv will finish the night as a full rock trio.
The Aerolites began as the mutual brainchild of lead guitarist Jeremy Harple and pianist Victor Veve in the spring of 2010 in the woods of Vermont. With sixty-two original songs in hand Harple and Veve flew out to Hollywood in January of 2011, where they collaborated with Oteil Burbridge (Bass Allman Bros, Derek Trucks Band), as well as world-famous drummer Kenny Aronoff. This fine group of musicians completed the Aerolites’ self-titled first album and Harple and Veve flew back to Vermont to piece the rest of the band together.
With three new sought after vermont musicians added to the band, The Aerolites now tour coast-to-coast but stay true to their hometown roots of Vermont and the northeast, playing festivals, clubs, private, and commercial venues. The new touring line-up now includes Dannis Hackney (Death & Lambsbread) on drums, Peter Bixby (Named By Strangers) on bass guitar, and Micah Sanguedolce (Domestic Blend) on guitar.
Tickets are $13 and the show starts at 7PM. This event is all ages and BYOB with a valid ID. For more information about this and other shows, visit vtfamfest.com. Produced by Vermont Family Festivals, New Edge and Halogen.