Rhythm & Brews Craft Beer and Performance Night


Get Ready for a Night of Music, Food, and Fun! The North Branford Land Conservation Trust, Inc. together with the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven are sponsoring Rhythm & Brews, Craft Beer and Performance Night on Thursday, November 2, from 6 to 9 pm, at the Thimble Island Brewing Company, 16 Business Park Dr., Branford. Tickets, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, include one free drink, light food fare, and live entertainment by local Americana musicians Ron Anthony, Denny Collin, and Peter Prizzi. There will be fantastic raffle prizes as well, so be sure to bring a few extra dollars to get in on the fun. Space is limited so get your tickets early.

To order tickets, call 203-484-0733 or email nblct@nblandtrust.org.

Denny Collin and Ron Anthony

Longtime favorite in the New Haven and Southern New England area, Ron Anthony cites Tom Rush, Ian Tyson, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, and John Hammond, among others as seminal influences in developing his own style. Ron’s performances rely heavily on his original songs delivered in a smooth baritone, backed up by an acoustic guitar style that simultaneously combines flat picking and finger picking. His songs reflect a mixture of folk, country, blues, and jazz with lyrics that “tell a good story without being trite.”

Ron has performed extensively in the Southern New England area at songwriters’ showcases and as a featured performer at area open mics. He has appeared frequently on local radio stations and has opened for or shared the stage with many national caliber folk acts. He’s played to audiences as far north as Hallowell, Maine, where his CD, Live at Slates was recorded, and as far south as Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he has been featured in several shows at the Godfrey Daniels Coffeehouse. Recently, Ron represented Connecticut at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, after winning the Connecticut Blues Society competition for Best Solo Blues Artist.

Of Late, Ron has been fortunate to have his good friend, Denny Collin, add a further dimension to his original music. Established in his own right as a singer and guitarist, Denny steps in to round out Ron’s songs with a solid bottom end on acoustic and stand-up bass. In addition, Denny chimes in with great vocal harmonies. Together, as a duo, they’ve performed at The Bitter End and The Village Gaslight in New York City, Infinity Hall in Norfolk CT, as well as may of the smaller music venues in the area. As a duo, they also were finalists two years running in the Connecticut Blues Association’s yearly competition.

“This musician’s favorite has opened for Chris Smither and John Hammond, proving he’s the real deal with driving guitar and vocals…”

- Stan Sullivan, Roaring Brook Concerts -

Contact Information phone and fax: 203-484-4738    email: rvanthony@att.net


Peter Prizzi

Peter Prizzi is an accomplished singer and songwriter, playing both 6 & 12 string Acoustic guitars in finger style. His blend of Folk Rock, Country Rock, Pop and Americana combine with sweet harmonies. His CD, “All this Time” represents life experience and is influenced by the Beatles, the Byrds, Johnny Cash, Paul Simon, and Mark Knopfler.