Vermont’s own trad roots power trio! Composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland, his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson, Pete’s Posse never fails to surprise and excite! Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding foot percussion with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards, and soaring vocal harmonies adding color to the Posse’s sonic landscape.
With a steady flow of powerful uplifting energy across the age gap, they tap into many traditions north to south and east to west, to distill a distinct sound that is completely their own. Quebec newspaper Le Devoir recently proclaimed “This Vermont band embodies all the beauty of American roots music.”
Since 2014 they’ve racked up over 55,000 miles of touring, released 4 albums, and played such festivals as New Bedford Folk Festival, Festival Memoire et Racine and Old Songs Folk Festival.
We’re excited to have them back at New World Festival for the third time!
Besides performing at the 25th New World Festival, the Posse will also be celebrating the official international release of their adventurous new album “The Conversation”, with a “meet the artist” CD signing, taking place at the festival store at 4:15 pm.