3/16/25 or 3/23/25

For Avery Hellman, the Bay Area native behind ISMAY’s unique sound, the album, DESERT PAVEMENT builds a bridge between past and present. “I create music that’s informed by older traditions and makes you feel the way old music does,” they say, “but it doesn’t sound like something you heard before.”

It evokes the landscapes and lifestyles of rural California. While writing material for the album, ISMAY found a new collaborator in Andrew Marlin, best known as a member of the progressive folk band Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange).

“With DESERT PAVEMENT, ISMAY points to a folk music that can last hundreds of years, a tradition that is essential because it helps us understand us.” – No Depression

“They trad the fertile ground of nostalgia yet never make anything sound old, dated, or retro.” – Americana Highways

“The Dove, The Shrew, & the Racoon”

“The Shearer and the Darby Ram”

Tickets will be $25 in advance and $27.50 day of show.

Admission for Children 16 and under and Seniors 65+ will be $17.50 in advance and $20.00 day of the concert.


Richmond Congregational Church
20 Church St. Richmond, VT
Sundays 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
For Details and Tickets – 802-434-4563