Saturday, August 13, 2022

Hill and Hollow Music: Will Patton Ensemble to perform in Saranac on Aug. 21

The iconic Vermont band, Will Patton Ensemble, crosses the pond to perform at Weatherwatch Farm in Saranac on Sunday, August 21 at 4 p.m. The show will take place rain or shine under a large tent on the lawn; $20 admission at the gate. Current public health guidelines will be followed.


The Will Patton Ensemble famously serves up “an astoundingly rich musical stew flavored with jazz, choro, folk, and other influences…. a unique blend of musicality, passion and respect sets this band apart as a special experience,” as stated in Mandolin Magazine. Here is the recipe: Combine a jazz/choro mandolinist with a symphony violinist who plays bluegrass and hot swing; add a string bass player who came of age working the Chicago blues clubs with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Buddy Guy; a lifelong guitarist equally at home with flatpicking fiddle tunes and fiery Gypsy jazz solos; and spice it up with a first-call jazz/Brazilian percussionist. Stir in a little rock ‘n’ roll attitude and season for twenty years in small clubs and large concert halls and you get some idea of the music of the Will Patton Ensemble.


Led by renowned jazz mandolinist Will Patton, the Ensemble deftly blends many musical genres into a delicious repast, focusing on high energy improvisation and group interaction. Featuring fiery Brazilian sambas and folk waltzes, gentle choros and hot Gypsy jazz, their concerts take you on a musical journey from a Parisian bistro to a plaza in the heart of Rio, and back home again to your front porch.

Will Patton Ensemble Live at Leunig’s. Photo provided by Angela Brown of Hill and Hollow Music.

For reservations or further information: phone 518-293-7613, e-mail, or visit


This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.


Weatherwatch Farm is located at 550 Number 37 Road in Saranac, NY. For more information, please call 518-293-7613, email, or visit


Photo at top: Will Patton. Photo provided by Angela Brown of Hill and Hollow Music.

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One Response

  1. Mark Friden says:

    I wonder how many people will think this is happening in Saranac Lake?

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