A Melting Pot of Music Comes to Tinmouth Firehouse
Dana and Susan Robinson are two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music bring to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage. Their music is a melting pot of Appalachian, British and African influences, full of earthy grooves, elegant melodies, stories of heroes, ne’er do-well’s and cautionary tales. The Robinsons will perform at Tinmouth’s Old Firehouse at 7:30 on Friday, October 10 – their first performance in many years at the one-time grange hall and fire station.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dana relocated to Vermont where he discovered both a thriving songwriters’ scene and the deep well of traditional mountain music. In the early 1980s, he settled in northern Vermont and built a house off the grid, with no electricity and no phone on 30 acres near the Canadian border, where he founded a popular bakery, café and folk music venue. He 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.
The Old Firehouse is located at the junction of Route 140 and Mountain View Road in downtown Tinmouth. Your donation of $10 goes almost entirely to the musicians; ten percent pays the town for the hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Coffee, tea, and locally made treats are available, provided by local groups to support their activities. Call Jo Reynolds for more information at 802-446-3457.