July 30, 2022
7 - 9 pm
John Brown & the BackPorch Pickers

$20 donation - BYOB and picnic -
Outdoor Bistro Style Seating in the Amphitheatre
Rain or shine!

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John Brown & the BackPorch Pickers is a Connecticut based country rock band that entertains audiences at numerous venues since 2019. With a well blended mix of traditional country, classic rock and heartfelt originals, this band brings the best of those timeless genres to you. In its current iteration the band features frontman & singer-songwriter John Brown, a Connecticut native currently from Ivoryton, as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist. John's musical bio includes the Americana duo Whiskey & Aspirin, and a growing catalog of original compositions. An all original CD is in the planning stages. John left a careeer behind him in 2015 to pursue his songwriting and musical endeavors full time and has beeen entertaining audiences with his works since then. John's major songwriting influences include Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Johnny Cash. Bass player and guitarist Peter Magrane is a singer-songwriter currently from Madison CT, with an impressive lifelong musical history and credentials including studying with John Knowles, guitarist for Chet Atkins band. Peter has been playing guitar since his early days in New York, when at age 8 after hearing a neighborhood guitarist playing Ghost Riders in the sky he was hooked. His many years of devotion have turned him imto a premier songwiter and musician, having performed with numerous bands throughout his musical career. As a highly skilled instrumentalist, Peter's versatility and unique style brings a bluesy Americana feel to some of his original compositions as well as to the BackPorch Pickers. Lead guitarist Bob Perfetto, also known as Bobby Perfect, hails from NYC as well as Old Saybrook CT. Bobby is a lifelong musician and multi-instrumentalist with two CD's to his credit. A master guitarist on electric or acoustic, Bobby also plays lap steel, bass guitar, and violin, as well as singing. In addition to performing with the BackPorch Pickers, he plays with NYC based band Smoky O, and musical endeavors with his partner Leigh Harrison, in Hot Strings Cafe and Bluebird in NYC and CT. Drummer Mike Jones from Clinton CT is the child of two musicians and grew up surrounded with Broadway show tunes, classical piano, marching bands and Rock & Roll. Mike has performed with several rock, blues and punk/pop bands in his musical career, and previously organized and hosted the Green Rhythms drumming festivls in New Haven CT. Mike's drumming influences include Buddy Rich, Ringo Starr and John Bonham. These musicians have all "paid their dues"; their original songs and cover tunes reflect the trials & tribulations of life, as well as most importantly the heartfelt joys found in friends, music and love. While most of their public performances include a mix of cover tunes and original compositions, John Brown & the BackPorch Pickers are also available to perform all-original shows, and have performed on local access television. An all-original show is currently scheduled for July 30, 2022 at Leif Nilsson's Spring Street Gallery, Chester CT, as part of the 2022 Concerts In The Garden series.

$20 donation - BYOB and picnic -
Outdoor Bistro Style Seating in the Amphitheatre
Rain or shine!

GATES OPEN Half Hour before the show. First come first seated.

Choose your favorite bottle at the Chester Package Store across the street, get your picnic from any of Chester's fine restaurants and grab a growler from the Little House Brewing Company next door.

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