White Light Scholarship at Castleton University

As psyched as we are for the upcoming Paramount Theatre shows, it is the impact these shows will make that really has us excited. With Twiddle, we are proud to support Castleton University students by creating two annual scholarships and contributing to a very special existing scholarship.

It is our honor to support The Sam Forrest Scholarship. A dear Frend of the band and inspiration for Ryan’s, Purple Forrest, Sam was taken from the community too early. Her family created the The Sam Forrest scholarship in her name. The scholarship is for students who have reached sophomore status, have financial need and carry a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. We plan to contribute at least $5,000 to extend its funding and Sam’s legacy.

Second, it is our distinct pleasure to create the Bronze Fingers Scholarship. The Bronze Fingers Scholarship will be awarded to students who have reached sophomore status, are music majors, have financial need and are in academic good standing. We plan to contribute at least $7,500 to establish the scholarship and fund it for the next 5 years.

Finally, in honor of Twiddle’s original mascot and Ryan’s Castleton pet, as well as all those in the Twiddle community who not only leave no trace but make the world a better place, the Luvaduck Scholarship will be awarded to students who have reached sophomore status, are in academic good standing and have contributed to their Castleton community in meaningful ways through volunteerism or social action. We plan to contribute at least $7,500 to establish the scholarship and fund it for the next 5 years.

We are grateful to our sponsors, Martin Guitar, Killington Resort and Fiddlehead Brewing Company along with GoodWorks Entertainment, and to everyone who has helped support the White Light Foundation. For those of you unable to attend the show who would like to support the scholarship you can donate to WLF directly through whitelightfoundation.org or purchase a Graduation Frankie Pin from twiddlemusic.com when they drop online after the Rutland shows.

For those of you joining us in Rutland, there are number of ways you can support the scholarship:


Limited to 250 entries
Prizes include:
Custom Martin Guitar ($2,457 retail value)
Killington Ski Weekend ($590 value)
Killington Lift Ticket pairs ($250 value)
Signed event print and other great prizes!

Limited to 250 entries
Prizes include:
Custom Martin Guitar ($2,457 retail value)
Killington Ski Weekend ($590 value)
Killington Lift Ticket pairs ($250 value)
Signed event print and other great prizes!

Purchase EVENT MERCHANDISE @ Twiddle MerchTable
Items include: Lunch Boxes (100 available at the show), Lunch Box Pins (LE 150), Graduation Frankie Pins (Open Edition) , Dave Vertino Event Prints (Foil LE of 50 and white paper version LE of 250 but 130 of those go to VIP).

Love Relentlessly.


Twiddle @ Paramount / White Light Scholarship at Castleton University

We are thrilled to announce a very special two-night run of Twiddle at The Paramount Theatre with our good frends GoodWorks Entertainment. These two shows, March 28-29, will not only take us back to where it all started for Twiddle, but establish the White Light Scholarship at Castleton University.

Tickets go on sale Friday January 4 at 12:00 PM EST at http://bit.ly/WLFParamount. A limited number of VIP and discounted 2-night GA tickets will be available.

⚡️VIP Bundles include ⚡️
Ticket to both nights with preferred loge section seating. Event poster. Special Friday pre-show featuring a Q&A with the band and acoustic performance

Month of Giving Update!

We are incredibly grateful for the support we’ve received for our first cause based White Light Frankie – a purple ribbon to support opioid crisis organizations. On behalf of Twiddle, we are thrilled to announce the following charities devoted to the opioid crisis will be receiving $500 each. 

Project Safe Point (Collin Rich), Turning Point of Franklin County (Rachel Grenier, Karen Greiner), AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin – ARCW (Ryan Potter), Healing Springs Recovery Community & Outreach Center (Emmalee Kate), Elizabeth House (Aubrie Graves), Save the Michaels of the World (Kat Horton, David Burdzy), NKY Hates Heroin (Lucas Miranda), Warp Corps (Rob Mutert), Turning Point Center of Chittenden County (Wendy Higgins), New Choices Recovery Center (Rachel Ferrer), Smile Anyway (Bernadette Marie), First Step Home (Carrie Ward Shore). The Herren Project (Khey Carlie), Wellspring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (@deidre ann), Rebel Recovery FL (John Kane), Team Sharing, Inc (@mary peckham), Cody’s Fresh Start Charity Works (Katie Bovard and Frends), Turning Point Center of Bennington County (Kim Clark). Glenbeigh (Nick Haskin), Howard Center, JFT Recovery & Veterans Support Services (Brandon Lillie), TriCircle Inc. (@christin gagnon)

Twiddle Frendsgiving Weekend Pins

Twiddle’s Frendsgiving week is here and we thrilled to offer 25 sets of the incredible John Shook, Coda Davidson and Victor Guarneri collaboration: White Light Farms Peas & Carrots Frendsgiving weekend event pins. LE’s are as follows – White 250 (for sale at The Capitol Theatre this weekend to help provide for those in need through Caritas of Port Chester), Orange 125 (with the balance going to the first 100 Frends who bring $10 in non-perishable food items to the Cap) and Green 175 (with the balance earmarked for the VIP event). The price of the set is $45. Thank you for your support. Love (Frendsgiving) Relentlessly.

Purple Ribbon Frankie: To Benefit Local Opioid Crisis Service Organizations

Frends, The last two years during December we have given grants to charities important to and nominated by you. We hope you will help us again, but this year, in partnership with Twiddle, we are going to do something a bit different and support a specific cause. Like so many communities, the opioid crisis directly impacts our Frends and family far too often. While we have been fortunate to meet many Frends who are in recovery and share with us their stories of being Lost in the Cold. We have also been touched by the loss of too many. Recently Ryan Dempsey challenged us to shine our light and make an impact on the epidemic. We are honored to take him up on it and introduce you to our first cause based White Light Frankie. We hope the purple heart-ribbon will serve as a beacon within our community, expressing our collective support to those who have suffered, are suffering or help us honor those we miss. The White Light Foundation will match the sales of this open edition Frankie up to $5,000 so your purchase will be worth twice as much to our partner charities. Who will we be supporting? Well, we are hoping you will help us by nominating a local non-profit crisis centers (IRS §501(c)(3) organization) dedicated to helping us through this epidemic. We will share the money raised across the nominated charities during our month of giving. Please nominate an organization important to you by replying to this message.

White Light Foundation Donates $10,000 to University of Vermont’s Children’s Hospital

On Wednesday September 12th, Twiddle, through their 501c3 partner, the White Light Foundation, donated $10,000 to the University of Vermont’s Children’s Hospital. White Light Foundation, inspired by the music and message of the Vermont quartet Twiddle, raises money and awareness for organizations important to Twiddle and the community that supports them. Continue reading!

Unbroken Train in Philadelphia

In support of Phil Lesh and Twiddle linking up in Philadelphia Sunday (tickets here) at the Fillmore Philadelphia we are excited to share with you the remaining Unbroken Train charity pins! There are 3 versions of the pin (Gold, Silver and Copper), each with an edition size of 100. Thank you to Status Serigraph and Justin Helton for making his art available to us to raise money for local charities in support of the Unbroken Train. Love Relentlessly.

Unbroken Train Gold pin. LE of 100. $17 shipped

Unbroken Train Silver pin. LE of 100. $17 shipped

Unbroken Train Copper pin. LE of 100. $17 shipped

Labor Day Weekend Thank You!

To all of you who came out to support Twiddle this past weekend … thank you! And, to those of you who also supported 3 incredible organizations – Scarlet’s Mission, Smile Anyway and The Jonnycake Center of Westerly, we are incredibly grateful. Because of you, we were able to raise at least $1,250 for each organization. Amazing. For those of you who were unable to attend the shows and are would like to purchase the White Light “Beach Towel” Frankie, we will have an online drop from our FB page on Wednesday, 9/5 at 9:00 pm est. Love Relentlessly.