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    The Bright Smoke On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

      The Bright Smoke has got vibe. Twenty-years-ago-me would make fun of now-me for saying so, but that’s only because I wouldn’t have gotten it back then. I hope I get it now! Mia and Quincy…

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    Art On the Hill featuring Josh Jefferson

    “These new works on paper have been inspired by the birth of my son. His spontanaety and humor have informed these recent drawings. The skills I have aquired as a collage artist has elevated this current…

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    Jim Trainer On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

    Jim was our very first On the Hill performer; in fact, he’s mostly responsible for the title of our lovely blog! Jim is a huge personality with a giant voice and many, many words with which…

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    A Year of Art On the Hill

      Art On the Hill started much like our On the Hill Music Series: a conversation with a friend…

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    Kettle Pot Tracks… Our First Year On the Hill

    We’ve been doing this project for a little over a year now, and it’s been an amazing experience! Thanks to everyone that supports our artists and us: it means so much. Have a look at some…

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    Art on the Hill, Featuring Todd Marrone

      We are profoundly saddened at the passing of one of the most inspirational humans with whom we’ve ever had the good fortune to cross paths. Todd Marrone was—and will continue to be—a gracious star: one…

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Jim Trainer On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

Jim was our very first On the Hill performer; in fact, he’s mostly responsible for the title of our lovely blog! Jim is a huge personality with a giant voice and many, many words with which…

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A Year of Art On the Hill

  Art On the Hill started much like our On the Hill Music Series: a conversation with a friend…

Cover shot

Kettle Pot Tracks… Our First Year On the Hill

We’ve been doing this project for a little over a year now, and it’s been an amazing experience! Thanks to everyone that supports our artists and us: it means so much. Have a look at some…

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Modern Inventors On The Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

Modern Inventors’ name immediately made me think of a quote from someone in the US Patent Office, circa 1900: “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” …to which—of course—there isn’t much truth; however, in the…

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Pine Barons On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

We immediately liked these fellas: their songs are totally good, wicked catchy, and really interestingly arranged. Also, they’re each about a sweet as you can imagine a 20-ish-year-old guy to be…perhaps even sweeter. We had an…

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Blair Bodine On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

Blair is so full of positivity and joy that I’m almost a little jealous: everything she says comes with an honest smile and a considerate ear…but how’s her music? Well, I’m happy to report that it…

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Mirah On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

Mirah is a joy to listen to, and a joy to share space with. Her songs are sophisticated and innovative in their lyrics and arrangements, but completely accessible and easy to enjoy. I really can’t say…

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Kelley McRae On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

Kelley came to us via a mutual friend with excellent taste. Unsurprisingly, she’s wonderful. This session represents one of those all-too-rare situations wherein time and place align in just the right way: Kelley and Matt were…

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Christopher Davis-Shannon On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

  I feel a little bit lucky to have met CDS (I can only guess that no one calls him this, but it’s how I think of him…): he is a beacon of positivity! Christopher (or…

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Psalmships On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

  Josh probably doesn’t realize this, but…wait…no—let’s begin again: I’m sure Josh is aware of this, but I think that I could draw a fairly straight path between our meeting seven or eight years ago, and…

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Carsie Blanton On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

  Carsie and Joe (Plowman) stopped by on their way up to a gig…the ease and joy with which they laid the grooves was absolutely refreshing. Carsie’s songs are catchy now, and will age well due…

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Brooke DiCaro On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

Brooke is young and talented. I described her to a friend as “the offspring of Amy Winehouse and Fiona Apple, raised in rural South Jersey by Regina Spektor…” I stand by that assessment: she’s good! So……

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Zachary Cale On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks

I met Zachary briefly at a Folkadelphia (folkadelphia.com/) show late last year. I liked his songwriting and his low-key approach to making it happen, so I invited him to come and play with us. On the…