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Tin Penny: News

Rutland Herald feature - August 10, 2018

This past winter, we lost three dear friends: Sandy Morse (of Woodchuck's Revenge), Burnie Martin (from Potluck) and Mike Lussen (formerly of Woods Tea Company). From all this grief came the song "Wild Woods." You can listen to our song and see a tribute to Sandy and Burnie at the Rutland Herald. See the link on our home page.

Moved to Barre - May 18, 2016

A lot has happened lately! We now live in Barre Town, Vermont, closer to some of our growing family--including our fourth grandchild! We've got a couple of gigs scheduled up here. We're discovering lots of new hiking, meeting lots of new and interesting people, and looking forward to a summer of adventure in the heart of Vermont. (Did you know that Barre was once a hotbed of Socialist activity? Check out the Old Labor Hall, brought to you by the early Italian stone masons who settled here in Barre, VT in the early half of the last century:

And I promise we'll have our Bernie Sanders posted on this site by next week! (Bernie, do you know Bernie Sanders? Well, he's been workin' for you, singin' your tune; he hasn't missed a beat since nineteen-sixty-two...)

Summer in the Country - June 5, 2012

Hi, folks--long time no see! We've been busy writing and recording new songs, and we've got quite a list. With Larry working the music, and Beth penning words, we've got plenty of new material with lots of different tunes and topics to entertain the entire family. Catch us at one of our gigs this summer!

June? Really? - June 5, 2010

Join us on the 4th of July at the Town Green in Manchester for some new (and old) tunes. Then pack up the tent, the kids, and all your Woodstock memorabilia for a trip to Plainfield, Vermont. We'll be at RhinoFest with some of Vermont's top bands, and a few from beyond the Green Mountains. (Check out the calendar for details.)
Tin Penny has been busy doing what we love most--writing and arranging new tunes. Come check it out and tell us what you think.

2010 - February 21, 2010

2010 has already been a busy year for the Weltons. We wrapped up a trip to California and Vegas at the end of January, then packed Larry off for some carpal tunnel surgery the beginning of February. Those of you who know him won't be surprised to learn that he was playing guitar an hour after we got back from the hospital. (And I thought I was going to get a break!)
We're working on new material, both original and other artists. Seeing the Beatle's "Love" in Vegas inspired us to add a couple of Beatle tunes to our repertoire. Stay tuned! And check out our photos from the Las Vegas Trip in our photo gallery.

Good, Clean Fun--and Cheap!! - May 30, 2009

Tin Penny will be on the Town Green in Manchester on the 4th of July at 4:00. Manchester is reviving its traditional Independence Day celebration, which, if you are old enough and local enough to remember, was quite the rippin' party. Come down town for some old-fashioned fun, and bring the kids!

Summer Gigs - April 27, 2009

Warmer days find us emerging from our long winter slumber to line up some summer engagements. We'll dip our toes in at the River Run in Plainfield in May, Radiobean in Burlington in June, LACE in Barre come July, and the grand finale: RhinoFest in Plainfield August 22. As the dates firm up, we'll add them to the calendar (with links, so you can check out the venues). We'd love to fill in the gaps, so if you have a suggestion, you know where to find us. Sing out!

New Open Mike - March 30, 2009

We discovered a great new open mike at the Barn in Pawlet. The open mike is hosted alternately by some pretty talented local musicians (one of whom is old family friend Will Mosheim). If great music is not enough, we can assure you the food is fantastic, the cost is reasonable, and the staff is first class: friendly, efficient, and unflappable, even when they're super-busy (so don't let the full parking lot scare you away).
Check it out: -Beth

Tin Penny on (Italian) Ice! - May 17, 2008

Come hang with us at Al Ducci's famous Italian Pantry in Manchester Center. We're playing June 8, and with a little luck (meaning a good turnout), we'll play again--and again! Down home songs, down home food--what more can you ask?
Check out Al Ducci's at

New Show Scheduled at the B&C - April 17, 2008

While we had Matthew cornered last Saturday, we managed to book another show at the Ball and Chain Cafe in Brandon. This one is for Saturday, August 16th at the usual 7PM time.

A nice late summer evening event with the windows open.

Last Saturday at the B&C - April 17, 2008

Well, we had a great time. We tried out some of our new stuff, including our new song "Peachy Keen" which is our first collaboration tune. We even brought an electric guitar this time and nobody threw anything.

Some of our Wildwoods Music Co-op friends were there as well as some new folks. Hope we didn't scare them off!

We have another B&C gig coming up in June, so if you didn't make this one, hope to see some of you there next time.



New Material - April 11, 2008

Hey folks!
Just letting you know we've got some new material to debut at our summer shows. We've got some original stuff, including an autoharp tune with music by Larry and words by yours truly; a truly lovely piece that Larry wrote for me (sigh!); and an oldie of mine--and i mean OLDIE, as in 1970's era--that I used long ago to sing my girls to sleep when they were little. We've also got some familiar songs--new for us, though--and another John Prine. Just can't have too many John Prine songs in your repertoire!
Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks?
See you soon!

Two New Shows Added - March 30, 2008

We just plugged two new gigs into our calendar:

We'll be playing at the Killington Library in Killington, VT (yes, like the ski area, only the town, not the mountain), sponsored by the Killington Arts Guild. We'll be there at 7:00PM on Tuesday, June 17th (our anniversary!!). It's open to the public and it's free (as far as we know at this time).

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We'll be performing at the Church of the Wildwoods in Chittenden, VT along with our good friends and Wild Woods Music Co-op cohorts (no relation to the Church of the Wildwoods BTW) WoodChucks' Revenge on Saturday, May 3rd. It's a benefit supper with live entertainment (the 'Chucks and us). There's eats, so there will be a donation. (We're thinking it's something in the $5-10 range per person. We'll find out exactly and post it in the next few days.) Dinner is at 5:00PM. Tunes will start between 5:30 and 6:00. We'll be swapping 20-25 minute sets with the 'Chucks. No preachin', just food 'n folk music. Should be good fun.

Here's their website:
Hope to see you at one of these events if you can make it.

Local Vendors for our CD - March 28, 2008

"It'll Have to Do" is available at the following Vermont establishments:
Briggs Carriage Bookstore in Brandon: The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center: New Morning Natural Foods in Manchester Center

UPDATE: New CD Now Officially Available - March 21, 2008

We finally received the shipment on Tuesday, March 4th. If you'd like to check it out, we plan to have some with us whenever we're about or drop us an email and we can tell you how to find a copy.

You will also be able to download one or more songs from the CD (or the entire CD for that matter) in various formats, including high quality MP3's, at various locations around the net, including iTunes (more on that later).

or, if you just can't wait,

you can download them right this minute at:

DigStation - Indie Music Downloads

Check it out.

Alllllllllsooooooo . . .

You can buy the CD, download songs, or a digital copy of the entire CD (including artwork), at CD Baby.

Follow this link:

Buy the CD
TIN PENNY: It'll Have To Do
click to order

Now we're gonna start peddling ourselves about for live gigs, so we may see you close by in person sometime soon (we hope)!

CD Release Date - February 19, 2008

Tin Penny's new CD, "It'll Have to Do," will be available March 1, 2008

It looks like this:

And here's the back (and the song list too):

So how cool is that? (OK, well, we think it's pretty cool . . . )

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