The Stone Cold Roosters will play at Red Square this Friday night, 11/6 from 7-11. Mayhem of some unregulated sort will certainly ensue. Various musics from the American continent will emerge and cause people to stomp their feets and bob their heads. Better this then being attacked by vicious thug rooster as pictured below.
This Saturday, 9/19, the Roosters will be at On Tap Bar and Grill in Essex Junction. We’ll be there in full regalia with Colin McCaffrey, Ted Mortimer, Thal Aylward, Jim Pitman, Casey Dennis, Chuck Eller, and Roy Cutler. It will be a night of Americana ranging from country, swing, rock-a-billy, swamp funk, and boogie-woogie. Bring your dancing shoes and a thirst.
Hey All! The Roosters will be playing an outdoor concert in Waterbury this Thursday, August 13th, from 6:30-8:30 at Rusty Parker Memorial Park, right in the center of Waterbury. Come early for a terrific farmer’s market and craft show and stay for a couple of hours of what we do best; drink beer. No, no, play music. Really. Hope to see you there.
Montpelier, here we come. We’re looking forward to an evening of music in the Capitol city this Friday, July 17. Despite its centrality for the far flung Rooster organization, we’ve only played in Montpelier a couple of times in these many years. Happy to be in this great venue for a night. We’ve got 6 new originals that we’re going to trot out for the first time and damn, if they ain’t fun. The music starts at 9:00. Hope to see you there.
Roy is a drummer, singer, guitar player who hails originally from California. He moved here 20 years ago with his wife and children and now calls Vermont home. As his children grew he started to meet other musicians, eventually ending up with Rick and the Ramblers for five years. It was there he met Jim Pitman who was to later recommend him for the drumming slot in the nascent Rooster organization. In addition to the Roosters, Roy works with The Real Deal, an eight-piece funk band, where he sings and plays rhythm guitar, and Loose Association, a trio that plays a wide variety of music from the last 40 years. He occasionally has been known to step on the stage in various acting roles.
A founding member, and keyboardist for the internationally known jazz group, Kilimanjaro, Chuck has performed at many of the top music festivals in the world, and toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Soviet Union. He coproduced all three of Kilimanjaro’s award winning albums, which each made it into The Top Ten on the National Jazz Radio Airplay Charts. Chuck has also toured extensively with legendary blues great, Paul Butterfield, along with the other members of Kilimanjaro. Chuck was also a founding member of The Unknown Blues Band, which featured B.B. King alumnus, Big Joe Burrell. In addition to his performing, Chuck has enjoyed a successful career as a recording engineer. He has engineered several Grammy nominated projects, and worked with artists such as Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, They Might Be Giants, Shawn Colvin, Stewart Copeland, Doc Watson, Odetta, Phish, Joe Lovano, Trey Anastasio, Grace Potter, Richard Thompson, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Douglas, The Concord String Quartet, and many more. In 1988 he recorded all three stages, and coproduced a two hour radio special of the Newport Folk Festival, for National Public Radio. He currently owns and operates a recording studio on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.