Infusing the soulful roots of folk and blues into the energetic spirit of rock and funk, Tyler Mast’s uplifting style sounds as fresh as it does timeless. Mast uses passion and versatility to conjure up a spellbinding mix of keyboard-driven melodies, and delivers them with relentless honesty. Pairing grace and groove in equal measure, Tyler Mast and his band will make your feet move and your heart sing. Specializing on piano and Hammond organ, Mast is widely recognized as an “all-around keyboard badass” (Seven Days VT). As a performer, he has shared the stage with members of Trey Anastasio Band, Mike Gordon, Derek Trucks Band, moe., Melvin Seals and JGB, and many other iconic names in the jam-rock scene. His 2022 album “In the Company of a Friend” was nominated for Album of the Year by IndieShark magazine. Mast is currently working on a new release, expected in summer of 2023.
Opener: Nicholas Edward Williams, 6:30 pm
Host of the roots music history podcast American Songcatcher, Nicholas Edward Williams is a multi-instrumentalist and storyteller who is dedicated to "playing it forward" by preserving the songs, stories, artists and styles that have shaped our country: Ragtime, Piedmont Blues, Early Country, Traditional Folk and Old-Time. Williams has spent the last 15 years touring three continents, performing all around the US, as well as the UK, Western Europe and Australia, blending the roots music spectrum in his own style. Under his previous project, Whetherman, Williams independently released eight revered records from 2007-2018. Under his own name, his critically acclaimed sophomore release from late 2021, Folk Songs For Old Times' Sake has been heralded by well-regarded figures of the roots community such as David Holt, Oliver Wood, Dom Flemons, and JP Harris.
Catch a concert on the lawn as the sun sets on City Hall Park with this beloved series that presents 16 free evening concerts on alternating Fridays and Saturdays featuring a lineup of regional luminaries spanning the full spectrum of genres.