ACT's March Madness: One Weekend, Two Great Shows! Friday, 3/19: Linda Waterfall! Saturday, 3/20: Jon Sarty & his White Mountain Boys!

Arts Council of Tamworth is going a little crazy with cabin fever, just like the rest of y’all. That’s why we’re giving you not one but TWO chances to get out of your house this month, on the same weekend. On Friday, March 19, come hear sublime vocalist and songwriter Linda Waterfall, dubbed “Seattle’s Top Singer/Songwriter” by the Seattle Times, in a concert featuring songs from her latest album Welcome to the Dark at the Tamworth Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m. And on Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 kick up your heels and shake off the mud season blues with Jonathan Sarty & his White Mountain Boys at The Brass Heart Inn in Chocorua, NH.

Waterfall, who has been recording and performing since 1977, has received wide acclaim for her innovative songwriting, unique guitar style, and lyrical resonant vocals. Folk Alliance Newsletter calls her “one of the finest fingerpicking guitar players alive on planet Earth today.” Tom Surowicz of the Twin Cities Reader says she’s “an extraordinary folk musician… [who] plays bristling, driving guitar and rolling, enveloping piano. If all that weren’t enough, Ms. Waterfall is a moving, terrific singer, blessed with star-of-the-choir pipes.” As a special treat, we get to see her play accompanied by some of this area’s own stars of the choir, Peg Loughran, Lisa Ferguson, Peggy Johnson, Belle Stafford, Seth Austen and Beverly Woods. Listen to more of Waterfall's music on MySpace ("Fishing for Kisses"—ah, so sweet...).

Jonathan Sarty and his White Mountain Boys have built a wildly devoted audience from here to Nashville and back. The band plays both classic American music—from old-time country and honky-tonk to soul, gospel and rhythm & blues—and original tunes with such energy and virtuosity that you won’t be able to stop yourboot from tapping or your hands from clapping. Come dance the night away, in the beautiful Brass Heart Inn barn, to Jonathan’s great vocals and purposeful lyrics, and the full country sound of this beloved five-piece band, featuring slide guitar, rhythm guitars, stand-up bass, vocals and harmonica. Cash bar available. Hear a great bunch of Sarty and his WMB's songs on MySpace (I love "I'm a White Mountain Boy"—and "I've Got A Home," so romantic...)

Tickets for Jon Sarty & his White Mountain Boys both these performances are available below. at the door tonight after 6:30. Tickets are also available at The Other Store in Tamworth Village [through lunchtime on Saturday, March 20], or by calling 603-323-8104. Tickets for Linda Waterfall are $15 for adults and $8 for students 13 to 18 and college students with a valid ID. Kids 12 & under are free, but require a ticket reservation to guarantee a seat. Tickets for the White Mountain Boys are $20 for adults and $10 for students 13 & up, free for kids, as above. Want to join in the madness with us? Buy tickets to both shows and save $5 off the combined price, or scroll down to purchase tickets to each show individually.

Jonathan Sarty & his White Mountain Boys is made possible through the generous support of Sponsors The Brass Heart Inn, P. C. Hoag & Co., and Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, Co-sponsors Paul L. King Surveying, Northway Bank, Ossipee Insurance, and Yankee Smokehouse, Media Sponsor 93.5 WMWV | Magic 104FM and Press Partners The Conway Daily Sun and The Mountain Ear.