Concert: Neptune's Car


Folk duo Neptune's Car to perform Saturday, Sept. 16 at Wardsboro Town Hall, Main Street, at 7 p.m. $10 at the door

WARDSBORO — From homeschooling lessons to live shows to recording sessions, that's the arc of the songwriting career of Holly Hanson. She and Steve Hayes are the acoustic folk duo Neptune's Car, and will perform Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Wardsboro Town Hall, Main Street. Music begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.. Admission is $10 at the door.

Their unique name comes from the true story of a clipper ship captained by Mary Patten. In 1857, despite being pregnant, caring for her sick husband, and fighting off mutiny from the first mate, Patten successfully navigated the ship, Neptune's Car, around Cape Horn to San Francisco.

Hanson played music all through school, then took a 20-year hiatus to raise her kids. She started writing music for her children's lessons — "In the Blue Room" (Letters from the Road), grew out of a lesson about the constellations. After a successful open mike appearance, she jumped back into performing.

Hayes comes from a musical family, from a grandfather who played guitar, banjo, and ukulele, to his brother Kevin, a founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show. He's an award-winning guitar player who can play just about anything with strings; from his first gig at age thirteen, to his ten-year association with Holly, he's played all kinds of music including rock, country, jazz, funk, blues, and, of course, folk.

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