Merry Merry!

Over the last 5 years many of you have come to see my holiday shows with my dear friend Brett Hughes. The shows are small  & intimate & filled to the brim with holiday heartbreak & holiday cheer.  Ever since we started doing the annual shows we have been promising to actually record one of these Xmas gems for the world to hear. This summer we finally did it & I'm excited to give you the warm fuzzies with this wistful tune, called "Merry Merry Christmas". This is an original song that was written, recorded & produced by Brett & features yours truly on lead vocals. The rest of the tune is filled to the brim with the lovely sounds of our amazing musical community up here in Burlington & also features:


Bob Wagner (Kat Wright), Shane Hardiman (Kat Wright), Tyler Bolles (Swale), Josh Panda, Sean Preece (Welterweights), Brett Hughes, Caleb Elder, Eric Olsen & Amanda Gustafson (Swale) (& their two daughters!) Dwight Ritcher (Dwight & Nicole) & more!


Just announced! Delighted to ring in the new year at the Higher Ground Ballroom again. Make sure to check out all four support acts - we think really deeply when choosing these acts & we are especially proud of our lineup this year!

12/30 with support from:
Francesca Blanchard



12/31 with support from:




'The King' film special feature w/ Ethan Hawke

It’s been heart-stirring to hear from friends, family & fans all over the country about their ruminations after watching 'The King' movie ♥️ Have you seen it yet!? This is a CLIP of a special feature from the production - in which myself & Maggie Cliffford sing in Elvis’s 1963 Rolls Royce & provide the soundtrack for Ethan Hawke to take Elvis’ high school sweetheart on a date. They reflect on her young romance with the king and where the road of life/love has led her.

Supporting Lawrence

So fired up to be supporting Lawrence on a bunch of dates this fall/winter. It’s kinda a match made in heaven... they’re a NYC based sister/brother duo fronting a band not at all unlike ours & they write great songs & put on a killer, high energy show. We can’t wait. See you on the dance floor! 

Union Stage

10/26 - PORTLAND, ME
Port City Music Hall

The Warehouse

12/11 - BOSTON, MA
The Sinclair

12/12 - BOSTON, MA
The Sinclair

12/14 - MONTREAL, QC
l'Escogriffe Bar Spectacle

12/15 - TORONTO, CA
Adelaide Hall


Bardo: A Night in the Life

A new collaboration between Vermont PBS and Higher Ground. VT PBS brings  you fantastic live shows and goes behind the scenes to step into the lives of the performers. Host Ryan Miller (of Guster fame) interviews a stellar array of musicians, including Kat WrightCaroline RoseMadaila, and Lake Street Dive to discover what inspires and motivates them. Watch the episodes and full concerts on Vermont PBS and streaming here. Share the news - #bardo

Our Mountain Stage debut!

I’ve been listening to @mountainstage MY WHOLE LIFE & I can’t believe the band & I get to play there the day after my birthday this summer. 🤩🎂🤩 🎉🤩 Mountain Stage is a two hour live performance radio program that airs on more than 180 public radio stations across America. Each episode typically features four or five artists, with each artist given roughly the same amount of time to perform. The show is recorded live to two track with an audience at Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV. 
Tickets are available online to the public on sale Friday, March 23 at 10am.

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is pleased to be a part of this summer's FestivALL Charleston, the city-wide arts and entertainment festival that turns  Charleston, WV into a work of art.

Once again Mountain Stage will close out the 10 day festival with a performance Sunday June 24 at 7pm at the Culture Center Theater. Confirmed guests include The Wood Brothers, and a duo performance from iconic Americana artists Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, who have just done an album of duets, and neo-soul power vocalist Kat Wright.

Kat featured in "The King" music documentary by Eugene Jarecki

Set against the 2016 presidential election, THE KING takes a musical road trip across America in Elvis Presley's 1963 Rolls Royce. The mission, forty years after the singer's death, is to find the country he left behind – a nation that, like Elvis, started out young, beautiful, and promising, yet succumbed over time to the corrosive influences of addiction, money, and power.
THE KING paints a cultural portrait of the American dream at a critical time in the nation’s history. It explores, through music and verité, how a country boy lost his authenticity and became a “King,” while his country lost her democracy and became an empire.

“Elvis like America was young once and beautifully flawed like anybody but Elvis had his majesty when he landed on the world stage just as America had her majesty,” said director Eugene Jarecki during his turn at Deadline’s Sundance Studio to speak on his documentary film, The King.


“This is a movie very much about America. It’s a movie about the role that Elvis played in changes in the American story that have happened in the last hundred years. The way in which his life in many ways is a cautionary tale for America.”

Featuring cameos from the likes of Alec Baldwin, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, and, Mike Myers, the doc explores forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, where Jarecki takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across the country Presley left behind. From the deep south to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, a tapestry of luminaries and unknown Americans join the journey, expressing themselves in words and song.

The film made it's worldwide debut at Cannes Film Festival in 2017 & will debut in the US at Sundance in January 2018.


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Rachel Doe // Pat May

Crossover Touring // Portland, ME



Henry Chatfield // San Francisco, CA


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