May 6, 2017 at 7 pm
Bob Stannard Benefit Concert and CD Release Party
Featuring Bob Stannard and Those Dangerous Bluesmen
Bob Stannard first appeared on the Dorset Stage in 2004 to celebrate the recording of his first CD, “Made in Vermont – Live Performances from Obscure but Popular Places”. Bob is returning after a 13 year hiatus to feature his last CD (so he says) “Ain’t Dead Yet”. And he promises to have the hottest Blues you’ll ever hear joining him for this special benefit concert.
A self-taught Harmonica player, Stannard has played with numerous musicians throughout the world including both Kings; Stephen and BB. He played with BB King on stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. In addition, he’s shared the stage with Blues legends John Hammond, Chris Smither, Maria Muldaur, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lynard Skynard, Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Issac Hayes, David “Honey Boy” Edwards, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel and Anthony Geraci.
Bob has a long- time association with the Dorset Players. His mom and dad, Thyra and Jim Stannard, performed on the Dorset stage as has his daughter, Meredith (Stannard) Hairston. In addition to the Standard family, The Dorset Playhouse has enriched the lives of many community members who take an active part in it, as well as those patrons who attend live theatre. The Playhouse is in need of major structural work and without an endowment we are lacking the funds for the repairs and updates needed.
Join us for a night of Rockin’ Blues on Saturday May 6th at 7:00. Your $30 ticket includes a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception after the concert. Please support your community theater and help us raise $20,000 toward the next 90 years. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by calling (802) 867-5570.