The Santa Croce Band is six siblings who came from a home grown musical background. In three short years they have crafted original songs from a variety of genres, released a CD, toured throughout New England, and just recently signed on with a management company.
The story of their entry into the music world was not planned. "We sang with our mother together a lot when we were young," says Brittany, the oldest of the sextet. “We have had some lessons – piano, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and voice coaching. Mostly we are self-taught."
Eric Gagne has been making music since he was 14. Twenty years later, he continues to write, record, and tour –as well as book shows, organize The Thing in the Spring and run the music department at the Peterborough Toadstool Bookshop.
Hug the Dog is a rock band from the Dublin-Peterborough area who has made some exciting accomplishments in its short life. Until recently it was a trio formed in early 2012 by guitar player and vocalist Wes Aldrich, bassist Sareth Roeun and drummer Garth Tichy. The original line-up played together through June of last year when Jeff Costello replaced Garth. Three months later, after having performed in a couple of local festivals (Uplift and Keene Music Festival), at gigs in New York and Vermont, and being selected as a finalist (out of 14,000 entries!) for the Unsigned Only Competition, Hug the Dog expanded to its current line-up of five with the addition of guitarist Whit Shonk and Leslie Shelton on keys.