music rooted in season and place

Steve and Cindy

Photo courtesy of Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen

Musicians Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen live in North Bennington, and for many years have enjoyed walks in the village and its environs.

Steve's song When the Leaves First Fall includes references to the Mile-Around Woods and several other natural and historic features in and around the village. The song uses the turning of the year and the changing of the leaves as metaphorical accompaniment to the traditional love song.

The video below features Steve and Cindy's performance of the work, and many images of the area.

As a local cottage industry, Steve and Cindy compose music and make their own recordings which they release through their own catalog and on the Web.

You can learn more about Steve and Cindy and their music here (outside link).