Earth House, located at 159 High Street (as a resident of this town, I can tell parking may be an issue, although there should be spots on Lawn Avenue, right around the corner. The duo, known as Secret Keeper, is in the midst of a short tour to celebrate the release of their second CD, "Emerge", coming out this week on the INTAKT label. Their itinerary takes them from Middletown to Rochester, NY, up to Toronto, Canada and ends in New York City on April 17 (go to stephancrump.com/shows/ to see all the shows.) The music they create is a fascinating blend of compositions and improvisations, Crump's melodic and thick bass lines interacting with Ms. Halvorson's slippery, percussive, and highly expressive guitar work. For more information about the duo's recordings, go to www.intaktrec.ch/249-a.htm. (There is no contact phone number or email address for the Middletown venue but the concert is open to the public.
firehouse12.com or call 203-785-0468. To learn more about the young bassist, go to www.benwilliamsmusic.net.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the band hitting the opening notes at 8:30.
To find out more about both nights, go to thesidedoorjazz.com or call 860-434-0886.