David and Nathan Gusakov will bring their unique father/son duo to the Adamant Community Club on Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 PM.
As “Last Train to Zinkov,” the Gusakovs perform original songs and old tunes about life and death and the beauty of the hills. Featuring clawhammer banjo, fiddle, and family harmonies, Last Train to Zinkov’s music draws from Appalachian old-time, gypsy jazz, classical, and the klezmer of their family’s Eastern European roots.
David Gusakov arrived in Vermont in 1973, joining the Vermont Symphony that year and the bluegrass/swing band Pine Island the next. In the intervening 42 years, he has been a full-time musicaian, playing with such groups as the Midnite Plowboys, Redwing, Swing Shift, Will Patton, and Swing Noire. Nathan Gusakov lives with his family in Lincoln, Vermont. Nate is self-taught on the banjo and his first album of original music, “Running Clear,” received praise for its “stellar clawhammer-style banjo and rich lyricism.” (Jamie Masefield, Jazz Mandolin Project)
In a recent interview with the Rutland Herald, Nathan said, “When we started playing together in earnest a few years ago, it was sort of like meeting my dad for the first time. Immediately we both felt like we’d found a close collaborator and kindred creative spirit, it was so powerful!”
The Adamant Community Club is located at 1161 Martin Road, at the intersection of Martin Road and Haggett Road. Admission is $15, free for 12 and under. For more information, email email@example.com or call 454-7103.