Music is alive at the homestead! The homesteading kitchen doubles as a music room and Mitch has been giving the music component a run for its money this year. Last year Mitch founded and played with the band The Odd Wednesdays, now a band no longer, but a door opener for meeting Central Vermont musicians. One of those musicians, is bass player John Ryan. John and Mitch began playing together and getting a feel for each other's rhythms and style, which led to a couple of gigs covering John Prine with singer/songwriter, Wes Hamilton. Guitar virtuoso, Doug Perkins, was invited to play and the groovy Americana sound the foursome was starting to kick out of our basement got the musicians thinking about forming a band, and The Woodshed Rats was born. The Woodshed Rats are currently gigging in Central and Northern Vermont with plans for a demo and expanding their reach in 2017. They play originals and covers like this personal favorite by the Grateful Dead. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming gigs!
Mitch and Rachel are a groovy, retro-fit couple stewarding
7-acres of woodlands halfway up Spruce Mountain in Plainfield, Vermont.
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