A Little Lunch Music: Jeremiah McLane and Eric Boodman
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano, vocals) and Eric Boodman (fiddle, feet, vocals) present traditional songs and tunes from North America and the British isles as well as original compositions. Eric’s intricate fiddling, singing, and foot percussion has been a joyful presence on the New England traditional music scene since 2015. In 2016, Montpelier Times-Argus music critic Art Edelstein named Jeremiah Vermont’s musician of the year, citing his contributions in teaching, recording and performing in his various configurations.
Eric Boodman fell in love with Québécois fiddle music while growing up in Montreal. He’s delved into its history as a journalist and essayist for publications like The New York Times Magazine, and has brought his intricate fiddling, singing, and foot percussion to concert halls and dances on both sides of the Atlantic. Since 2015, he’s been a joyful presence on the New England traditional music scene, playing with the party-band Calico and the Scandinavian-influenced trio Triga, among others. His energy is infectious: in his interpretation, you can’t help but feel the beauty of these old songs and crooked tunes.
Accordionist/pianist Jeremiah McLane has a diverse musical background including blues, jazz, Celtic, Québécois, French, Scandinavian and other roots influenced music. He has served on the faculties of the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, NY, the Summit School for Traditional Music in Montpelier, VT, and currently teaches at the Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon, NH. He teaches regularly at summer music programs throughout the United States including Ashokan, Centrum’s American Festival of Fiddle Tunes, Swananoah, Maine Fiddle Camp, Lark in the Morning, John C. Campbell Folk School, and the Pinewoods Camp. He is the founder and director of the Floating Bridge Music School, and since 1990 he has released over thirty-five recordings. In 2016, Montpelier Times-Argus music critic Art Edelstein named Jeremiah Vermont’s musician of the year, citing his contributions in teaching, recording and performing is his various configurations. Jeremiah tours regularly with Kalos and Triton as well as performing with his wife Annemieke McLane, in Cassotto Duo.