In Concert at the Cabot Town Hall Auditorium
Friday, March 1st 7pm
3084 Main Street in Cabot, Vermont
$16 Adv. / $20 at the door
For info: 802-793-3016
From Cabot, Vermont – Americana-roots and folk duo, Dana and Susan Robinson will be celebrating the release of their new recording, The Town That Music Saved. Dana and Sue will be accompanied by their band, including Mitch Barron: bass, Lee Blackwell: drums and Katie Trautz: fiddle. Supported by a Creation Grant awarded by the Vermont Arts Council, The Town That Music Saved is a celebration of Vermont’s unique spirit and identity.
Dana and Susan combine vivid, songwriting and storytelling, with fiddle tunes, banjo grooves, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing. Their compositions have been featured in Ken Burns’s “The National Parks, America’s Best Idea” and “The Dust Bowl.”
Drawing upon experiences of more than twenty years of touring, Dana and Susan craft a performance that conveys the mystery and wonders of their journey. Their unique blend of original songwriting and traditional Appalachian music, bring to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dana relocated to New England where he discovered both a thriving songwriters scene and the deep well of traditional mountain music. In the early 1980s, Dana settled in northern Vermont and built a house “off the grid” on 30 acres near the Canadian border. There he founded a popular bakery, café and music venue. Dana launched into full-time touring after the release of his 1994 debut CD, Elemental Lullabye, and after receiving a request to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City for Putumayo’s Shelter benefit project.
Susan grew up with her dad’s jazz big band rehearsing in the basement in Manchester, Vermont and learned classical piano as a child. As an adult she turned to oboe and Scottish fiddle. After Susan and Dana met in 2002, she took up old-time banjo and learned from the banjo-greats in and around Asheville, North Carolina. Since 2003 Dana and Susan have performed hundreds of concerts across the United States, Great Britain and Canada.