Stanstead House Concerts #37 #38 #39 – Amanda McCoy featuring Pandel Collaros



“Wow! From rocking out to Amanda McCoy & Pandel Collaros channeling their inner Jimmy Page/Robert Plant for an incredible blow-out-the-jams spine-tingling acoustic cover of Led Zep’s Whole Lotta Love to getting to hang out and share the experience with childhood friends.. The music… wow! Incredible performance by a tight duo of guitarslinger blues/folk singer-songwriters – original tunes mixed with a few covers – and a near-classic version of John The Revelator.. and a searing Deep South revisiting of The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down…” – #37 Montreal QC July 29 2016

“Wow! Amanda McCoy & Pandel Collaros treated us to another beautiful evening of music in our livingroom… with a couple of Neil Young covers added to the mix capping off a great night !” – #38 Stanstead QC July 30 2016

“Amanda McCoy and Pandel Collaros performed tonight in the Cabaret Room at the Catamount Arts Center and blew us all away!” – #39 St Johnsbury VT July 31 2016


An evening with Amanda McCoy – St Johnsbury VT

An intimate concert with the wickedly talented bassist/guitar-slinger/songwriter Amanda McCoy – all the way from Nashville TN.

Bassist, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, pianist, educator, and artist – these are only a few words that describe Amanda McCoy. Amanda is one of the most in demand musicians working in the Nashville music scene. If Amanda isn’t touring with one of many bands or artists, you will find her performing original material in Nashville, recording in the studio, or getting messy with charcoal and paint.

Since stepping onto the scene in late 2009, Amanda has delivered a power packed punch to Nashville. Since then, she has shared the stage with Tristen Smith, Black Shag, Pavlov’s Dog, Kevin Skinner, George Jones, Clint Black, Jo Dee Messina, Tim McGraw, Marty Stuart, the Charlie Daniels Band, Cowboy Troy, Little Big Town, Daisy Mallory, Neil McCoy, the Eli Young Band, Eden’s Edge, Lorrie Morgan, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, and Molly Hatchet.

Amanda has also had the privilege of studying extensively with some of the best musicians in the world. They include Pandel Collaros, Victor Wooten, Regi Wooten, Kenny Aronoff, Frank Gambale, Steve Bailey, Howard Levy, and Molly Pauken.

Ticketing info will be released shortly from Catamount Arts. $15 adults.

An evening with Amanda McCoy will be a dinner/concert on Sunday, July 31th in St Johnsbury VT

Here’s the essential info:

This will be an intimate concert with a max capacity of about 50 folks.

Dinner will be 6-ish and will be potluck vegetarian.

If you’re coming for the concert only, seating will be open at 19h.

We hope to see you there.


An evening with Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards at Catamount Arts in St Johnsbury VT


Laura Cortese has a vision for her band’s sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. It’s appropriate then that the quartet, featuring Cortese, call themselves Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards.

Since the release of Cortese’s most recent album, Into the Dark (2013), Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox) and Natalie Bohrn (bass/vox) have paired their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to Cortese’s poignant and powerful singing. Seeing the quartet on stage, you get the sense that they might snap some fiddle strings or punch a hole in the bass drum. This is post-folk that seriously rocks. True to their adventurous spirit and wide-ranging influences, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards tour internationally, communicating the depth and soul of American roots music, using their own uniquely modern voices.

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards – will be a potluck dinner/concert on Friday, July The Cabaret Room at Catamount Arts in St Johnsbury VT.

Here’s the essential info:

This will be an intimate concert.
Dinner will be 6ish and will be potluck vegetarian.
If you’re coming for the concert only, seating will be open at 19h.
Tickets can be purchased online at Catamount Arts.
Adults $15, Teens $10 – and kids, as always, are free & welcome.