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Upcoming Dates

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

The Dream Away

The Beeline Ramblers at the Dream Away

call for directions
Becket Massachusetts

Yummmmmm... Our favorite place to eat and play!
There is no way to explain The Dream Away, you just have to experience it yourselves..
See you there!

Past Dates

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

The Watershed Waltz

The Watershed Waltz - 4:30

Housatonic Public Library

Finally one you and your family can attend! This show is wonderful and educational at the same time. We have performed it at schools, libraries and museums around the state for the past 2+ years.
It is unusual for us to do it so near home and have it open to the public!
Please join us ,your kids will thank you!

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The Dream Away

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Becket Massachusetts

The Dream Away Lodge
Becket MA
With our GREAT friends Linda Schrade andd Dave Kiputh.. 1/2 of the Red Hen String Band.
voices as pure as the hills and my all time favorite banjo player!!
This one will be great fun!
Woohoo, one of our favorite places to play! And the FOOD!!!

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

The Watershed Waltz

Watershed Waltz puppet shpw


Details to follow

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Main Street Landing Black Box theater

2nd Anual song as poetry concert

Main Street Landing Black Box
2nd Annual Song as Poetry Benefit Concert - 7:30 p.m.
Lake & College Sts.
Burlington Vermont 05401
Price: $15 ($12 seniors and students)

Benefit for the Champlain Valley Folk Festival, featuring Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Pete Sutherland the Beeline Ramblers and Hungry Town.  Sponsored by It’s Arthur’s Fault and League of Vermont Writers. To obtain tickets or additional information, contact Laurel Shelmandine, concert coordinator at 802-899-5433 or

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Burlington Vt Songwriters in the round

2nd annual Vt songwriters in the round

Middlebury Inn
Spring Meeting Songwriting Workshop - 1:00 p.m.
14 Court Sq.
Middlebury Vermont 05753

Featuring Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen, Pete Sutherland, Hungrytown and yours truly.  The League of Vermont Writers will host events all day at the fabulous Middlebury Inn.  Please contact the league to register for this event.

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Cafe' Lena

The Beeline Ramblers opening for The Whippersnappers - 8:00 PM

47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs NY 518-583-0022
Price: 15.00 12 in advance 1/2 price fo

It's Official!
Cafè Lena has been named Best Small Venue in North America by the International Folk Alliance!

We are so excited to be playing here! Lisa played Lena's as a youngster in the late 60's early 70's. We are so excited to be back and to have you there with us.

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Dorset Framers Market


This is the last of our Farmers Markets for this year... We' have had a great time and look forward to next season!
Support locally grown!!!!

Friday, September 11th, 2009

The Meeting House Cafe' Concert Series


Unitarian Universalists Fellowship
Bennington VT

We are so excited about this one. Please join us!
The Meetinghouse Café is an intimate setting with a maximum of 100 seats. Advance purchase tickets are available by calling 802-440-9816 and leaving a reservation request, name and phone number or by emailing Doors open 1 hour before each concert.

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Bellows Falls Farmers Market

4:15-6:30 rain or shine

Bellows Falls VT

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Bascom Lodge


Mt Greylock
Adams MA 413-743-1591

This is the first music event at the Lodge. Wednesday Evening Presentations and Dinners:
Talks on Nature and Culture, often related to the mountain and the Berkshires. Talks are free and open to the public.
Talks starts at 7.
Dinner served after the talk and will be served Family-style and priced according to menu (reservations requested for meals): 413-743-1591).

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

LuLu's on the lake


Lucia is organizing a folk festival for this day. We will be playing with The Flown Home Band and special guest Eileen Markland on fiddle.this is a great stage and incredibly beautiful place to come listen to music. Mark your calender the music starts at 2:30 with other acts we will be on next to last and last will be The Flying Garbanzos ( Tony and Josh from The Flown Home Band and their band) playing Contra Dance music.. Come listen, come dance...boat, swim

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The Champlain Valley Folk Festival

We are volunteering at Festival this year. It's our fave....

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Huntington music series

Huntington MA

The concert is Thursday evening from 6:30 - 8pm at the
town common (RT 20 & 112).
This is a summer
music series every Thurs. The event is free and it is rain or shine. The
music will move inside Stanton Hall which is at the same location in case of

Friday, July 17th, 2009

The Dream Away Lodge


Becket MA

Woohoo, one of our favorite place to play! And the FOOD!!!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Bristol Farmers Market


Bristol VT 802-453-7397

We have had the great fortune to be invited to quite a few Framers Markets in VT this year. This one is in a beautiful setting and we are so looking forward to it. What a way to spend an afternoon! Fresh produce and local products and fun music........sounds perfect to me

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Winooski River Walk Festival

Winooski VT

This is a wonderful celebration sponsored by the Winooski Community Partnership. It will be our first year here but we can't wait! It sounds like a great day

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Winooski Farmers Market

Winooski VT

The Market runs form 3:30 - 6:30
We'll be there and playing a couple of sets

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Hyde Park Library

Hyde Park NY 914-229-7791 ext 205
Price: $10.00

We have done this show quite a few times and love it. It is in the beautiful and historic town of Hyde Park.
reservations suggested:
914-229-7791 x 205 or

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

The Skinny Pancake

9-11 and 5-7

Burlington VT

This restaurant is in a beautiful building in downtown Burlington , over looking the water. We're there on the 7th from 9-11 and the 8th from 5-7!! Big Jazz fest in Burlington that week.
We first had their food at the Gray Fox Festival and it's great... especially the strawberry, chocolate, hazel nut crepe'....mmmmmmmm
See you there.

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Berkshire Wild Life Sanctuary

Water Shed Waltz

Lenox MA

This is a puppet show in Lenox MA

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

River Fest/ Williamstown

This is with The Flown Home Band!!!
Tony and Josh Pisano and Fran and I. WOW it's been along time since we've played together and we can't wait!!!

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Chocolate House Concerts

Boston MA 617-451-1415
Price: 10>00

Another evening with Ken and Rebecca!
This is a house concert in Boston.
contact Judy Hall for directions and reservations

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

The Dream Away Lodge


Becket MA MA

We are sharing this evening with our favorite friends Ken and Rebecca from Hungrytown... Woohoo!!!

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Langdon Street Cafe'

Montpelier VT

We are doing a Sunday afternoon songwriters showcase. Our first time here! Come join us.

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

The Radio Bean


Burlington VT

We are spending a week n The Burlington area doing shows... The Radio Bean is a great venue and we're excited about playing there!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

The Bees Knees

The BeeLine Ramblers at the Bees Knees - 7:30

82 Lower main street
Morrisville VT

This isour first time at the Bees Knees. If you check out their web site you'll see that they are doing music every night. What a great thing to support! We're proud to be part of it!

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Deborah Rawson Library

Workshop: April 5th at 2 PM at the Deborah Rawson Library, Jericho, VT. Free admission but reservations will be required and seating is limited. Sponsored by Deborah Rawson Memorial Library. Contact Laurel Shelmandine ( to reserve a seat

Concert and workshop sponsors: It's Arthur's Fault specialty foods (, and the Vermont chapter of Women Writing for (a) Change (

Any further questions, email

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Burlington City Arts Firehouse Ctr

Title: "Song as Poetry", subtitle: In honor of National Poetry Month, a celebration of folk tradition in old and new music.
Performers: Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gilette, Hungrytown (Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson), Beeline Ramblers (Lisa Burnstine-Sturz and Fran Mandeville), Pete Sutherland.

Concert: April 4th at 7:30 PM at the Burlington City Arts Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Church Street, Burlington, VT. Tickets will be $15 for adults, $12 for Seniors and Students. Concert benefits the Champlain Valley Folk Festival ( Call 877-850-0206 for details or email Advance tickets recommended as seating is limited

Any further questions, email

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Wildlife Sanctuary

The Water Shed Waltz - 11:00

Mass Audubon Society
Lenox MA

This is The Watershed Waltz and it is open to the public.
Contact them for more info

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Clarksburgh elementary School

The Watershed Waltz - 9:30 am

see earlier description

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Northfield Elementary school

The Water Shed Waltz - 10:00am

NorthField MA

This is The Water Shed Waltz puppetshow that we do with Marmalade productions. If you want to attend call us and we'll work it out.

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

The Dream Away Lodge


One of our favorite places to play..
It really can't be described, you'll have to experience it yourself.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Club Helsinki

Winter song writing competition - 7:00

Gt Barrington

This is the determining concert for those who made it into the finalist round.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

The Point Restaurant at The thornwood Inn

Fundraiser for Denise Kaley - 1:00-

The Thornwood Inn
Gt Barrington MA
Price: suggested donation of 20.00

On a very serious note: Our friend Denise Kaley finds herself on a path that is presenting some very big challenges. Denise has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

On Sunday, February 22nd, beginning at 1:00pm there will be a fundraiser for Denise Kaley at The Point Restaurant at the Thornewood Inn in Great Barrington, MA. This will be great gathering of positive energy along with music, food, a silent auction and raffles to help Denise.

For most of her life, Denise Kaley has given of her energy and talent as a licensed Massage Therapist and Cranial-Sacral Therapist. Denise has her own practice in Great Barrington, MA and is highly respected in the community. She has helped many people achieve health and wellness.

Due to her illness, Denise is presently without income. All of us who know Denise now take the initiative to see what we can do to help her through this difficult period. She needs financial assistance now.
Please come join us at The Point. I will be playing some of my music on this day as will Bobby Sweet and The BSweet Band, JoAnne Redding, Adam Michael Rothberg, Rob Kelly with Rob Putnam and Jeff Stevens, The BeeLine Ramblers and Kelly Hagan.

There is a suggested donation of $20.00 and advance tickets are available in Great Barrington, MA at Michele’s Day Spa and Tune Street. In Dalton, MA at Jacob’s Restaurant and The Mill Town Tavern.

Space is limited at The Point and rumor has it this is going to sell out. You can also contribute and find out more at

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Club Helsinki

Winter song writing competition - 7:00?

Gt Barrington MA
Price: ?

Winter songwriting competition-

February 2009

New CD in progress

New CD in progress so we are...

taking the month of February to work on our NEW CD!!
We will post songs as we get them done so check into the music page periodically.
We're also finish up our spring summer schedule and will post that soon. Have a peaceful and hopeful Feb. and we'll see you in the spring!

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Fundraiser for Local Food Banks

4-8 pm

First Church of Christ
27 East Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

fund raiser for our Berkshire County Food Banks
In center of town - enter roundabout between North and South Streets - church is with red doors & across from Park Square - please use side entrance - parking available in front and back near police station.

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Puppet Show "The Water Shed Waltz"

puppet show "the Watershed Waltz? - 9:30

Russell MA

Puppet show


Title: "Song as Poetry", subtitle: In honor of National Poetry Month, a celebration of folk tradition in old and new music.
Performers: Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gilette, Hungrytown (Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson), Beeline Ramblers (Lisa Burnstine-Sturz and Fran Mandeville), Pete Sutherland.

Concert: April 4th at 7:30 PM at the Burlington City Arts Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Church Street, Burlington, VT. Tickets will be $15 for adults, $12 for Seniors and Students. Concert benefits the Champlain Valley Folk Festival ( Call 877-850-0206 for details or email Advance tickets recommended as seating is limited

Any further questions, email

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008


We are taking a few weeks off after our mini tour. Please check out our past gigs to see where we've played and check back again for our up coming schedule.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

The Dream Away Lodge


This is an evening with Ken and Rebecca of Hungry Town... Wow are we honored to be sharing a show with them!

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The Water Shed Waltz

The Water Shed Waltz - 9 and 2

We are doing 2 puppet shows on this day. If you are interested in coming, let us know and we'll give you directions etc.

Friday, November 14th, 2008


This is an exciting Folk Festival in Queens NY. The folks who run it saw Fran, Tony and I play at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival this summer. I was playing one of Fran's cigar box dulcimers in one of the workshops. They loved it and asked us to be at the festival as crafters this year. It's a great line up of musicians and you can be sure we'll be picking alot over the weekend.
We'll be there for the entire time.
See you there!

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Savannah Folk Music Society


We are heading south for a tour in November and will be performing for the "First Friday for Folk Music" concert series of the Savannah Folk Music Society. We are so excited to have been invited to be part of this thriving music community! Please check out their web site and if your in the Savannah Georgia area they have an amazing line up of concerts and dances all year long!

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

The Dream Away Lodge


Becket Ma

What can we say? The Dream Away is a totally unique experience. Come on out to see for yourself
We always have a blast playing there and the food is amazing.

Worth the trip from anywhere!

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

The Big Mo

The Big Moe

See web site

This is The MA Outdoor expo. with things going on all day for the whole family. We will be playing as the Ramblers and doing 2 puppet shows with The Watershed Waltz ( see links for more info)

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

private party with The Ravin' Mavens!!

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

private wedding

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The Eclipse Mill


North Adams MA

We are doing a joint show with Artists
come help us celebrate this melding of visual art and music

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Heron cove twilight concert series


Cheshire Ma

This is a lovely spot on Cheshire Lake at the causeway of the rail trail.
With Bobby Sweet

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Natural Bridge State Park


North Adams MA

We are doing an afternoon of music with The Flown Home Band

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Champlain Valley Folk Festival

all weekend

Ferrisburgh Vt

We are performing 4 times during the weekend. Doing workshops and performances with The Kossoy sisters, Si Kahn,Lorraine Lee, HungryTown, Rick Polari and many more!

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