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Program to be released nationally to public television stations on March 5, 2005

PITTSBURGH, PA – Wood’s Tea Co. is a musical group that defies classification. They weave a harmonious trail through rousing sea shanties, lively folk music, spirited bluegrass and haunting Celtic ballads – all tempered with a parched New England wit.

National Public Radio has called Wood’s Tea Co. “Vermont’s Hardest Working Folk Group,” having toured 46 U.S. states in the last two years. So when the group performed a rare concert at The Vergennes Opera House in their home state, Vermont Public Television produced a television special of the live performance.

Recorded on May 7, 2003, “An Evening with Wood’s Tea Company” is presented by WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh, produced by Vermont Public Television and distributed by American Public Television. A one-hour standard version, as well as a pledge version of the program will be available to public television stations across the country beginning March 5, 2005.

Music featured in the show includes a mix of some traditional songs like “The Bullgine” and “The Wild Rover,” cover songs including “Lonesome Traveler” and “This Land Is Your Land,” as well as some of the group’s own material “Foolish Questions,” “The Fireman” and “Lift and Tow.”

Known for their vocal harmonies and skillful musicianship, the group has performed at such notable venues as New York’s Lincoln Center and Chautauqua Institute, Boston’s Tall Ship Extravaganza, and the International Celtic Festival in Hunter, NY.

The group’s tour schedule is available on their website at

“An Evening With Wood’s Tea Company” is underwritten in part by Cabot Creamery Cooperative.

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