Join us for a night of soul, funk and world rhythms with two incredible bands... Vermont's own High Summer and Brooklyn's Walk Talk (feat. members of Pimps of Joytime)!!
High Summer performs a mix of original compositions and well-curated covers that highlight the group’s dynamic musical exploration over a deep-pocket rhythmic foundation, born from years of collaboration in some of Vermont’s finest bands. This deep groove outfit is composed of long-time members of the Burlington musical community, who are current or former members of groups such as Steady Betty, Afinque, Michelle Sarah Band, Mal Maiz, Japhy Ryder, Myra Flynn’s FLYNN, Barika, Bearquarium, and many others.
Miriam Bernardo (Steady Betty) - vocals
Andric Severance (Myra Flynn's FLYNN) - keyboards
Pat Ormiston (Japhy Ryder) - bass guitar
Jason Thime (Japhy Ryder) - drums
Al Teodosio - guitar
Gordon Clark (Bearquarium) - trombone
Jacob Deva Racusin (Mal Maiz) - tenor saxophone, percussion
Walk Talk identifies as a culmination of time, genre, travel, rhythm, and dance; manifesting love variations and soul vibrations through original songcraft and electrifying live performance. The longtime co-conspirators have re-emerged as an exciting new and dynamic duo; Walk Talk offers a fresh and inspired take on classic 60's Soul, High-Life Afro-rhythms, quiet storm R&B, golden-era Hip-Hop, boogie Funk, and blissfully beyond. Morales and Bailis steadily unveil a creative canvas on which these passionate artists draw original soundscapes, rhythms, and sensualized harmonies, intoxicating elixirs that resonate deeply across a wide swath of demographics and genres.
Our sounds aim straight for the heart, with the knowledge that we are all connected by shared experiences, and that each beat and melody should not taken for granted.