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By Jim Sabataso Arts Correspondent
Oct 20, 2018
If you’re not familiar with “Ver-mericana,” you will be after listening to Miss Guided Angels. The Rutland-area band’s new album, “The One that Got Away,” is a rollicking mix of folk, bluegrass, country, blues and rockabilly steeped in the hills of Vermont. The band will celebrate the album’s release with a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Brick Box at The Paramount Theatre in Rutland.
The band and album are the latest project from southern Vermont musician George Nostrand. (Nostrand is also events editor for the Rutland Herald and The Times Argus.) Having released two previous studio albums, he describes his latest effort as a departure.
“This is a whole different sound, which is kind of exciting,” Nostrand said during a recent interview with the band. “It’s a lot of fun to shift gears.”
By DJ Dave Hoffenberg
OCTOBER 17, 2018
Every song is awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the album and will be again. It’s well-produced and that credit goes to Phil Henry. His decisions of what to have where and when to feature it, is perfect. The band is tight, the vocals are great and it’s a good mix of instruments. They have every cool instrument covered. I like the choice of having a cajon and not drums. Nostrand added, “Having Bob play cajon is a perfect match for an acoustic band. It really drives the songs along.” Nostrand wrote seven songs, Gardner wrote two and there’s one by Josh Brooks. I like the way Nostrand writes with his story telling; it’s easy to follow along.
Drawing on the long history of I’m-leaving-you-for-the-road country weepers, “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow,” teases Americana quartet Miss Guided Angels’ The One That Got Away, out October 25. The vocal blend of George Nostrand’s low drawl and Lisa Gardner’s high harmonies makes this one worthy of a cry in your beer at the Ryman. – Ray Padgett, County Tracks
By DJ Dave Hoffenberg
April 26, 2018
The Shrewsbury Community Meeting House in Cuttingsville is the place to be at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27, for a double bill concert with The Plumb Bobs (Bobs) and Miss Guided Angels (MGA). I had the pleasure of speaking with both George Nostrand of MGA and Marcos Levy of the Bobs: two local bands, “Back together again, for the first time,” said Levy.
While Friday will be the first time The Plumb Bobs and Miss Guided Angels officially share a bill, musicians in both bands have, in different line-ups, shared many a tune together. Whether it was as Extra Stout at McGrath’s Irish Pub in Killington, as George’s Back Pocket in any number of bars late on a Friday, or around a woodstove in Shrewsbury mid-winter, the Bobs and the Angels have shared the stage and many tunes more times than they can remember. This will be the first show the two play together, and it promises to be one to remember.
By JANELLE FAIGNANTARTS CORRESPONDENT
Nov. 9, 2017
When George met Lisa, they were two local musicians who had somehow never met before. “I was at a party at a friend’s house,” George Nostrand, 44, recalled. “We were both playing music. Her laid back demeanor and beautiful singing voice drew me in. On a whim I invited her to play a gig with me, and she said yes.” They formed a duo called Miss Guided Angels – a reference to the Cowboy Junkies song of the same name, and one of Lisa Gardner’s signature songs. The duo became a trio, and today the Vermont Americana band features Nostrand and Gardner, both singer-songwriters and guitarists, percussionist Bob Campbell, and fiddler Jimmy Kalb.