Riding the Rails to Tinmouth’s Old Firehouse

Riding the Rails to Tinmouth’s Old Firehouse

Riding the Rails to Tinmouth’s Old Firehouse

Father and son duo, David and Nate Gusakov, perform as Last Train to Zinkov.

Father and son duo, David and Nate Gusakov, perform as Last Train to Zinkov.

The railroad never got to Tinmouth – one was planned that would have run right past the Firehouse – but David Gusakov and his son Nate are bringing us a symbolical train on Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. David is a play-anything musician: Vermont Symphony, jazz, bluegrass, and fiddle and banjo music with his clawhammer banjo expert son Nate. As Last Train to Zinkov, they play with a lively, toe-tapping touch, sing with mournful sensitivity, and exhibit a creative chemistry that can only be born of a lifetime relationship. Their music tells of the beauty and peace of home, of delight and sadness and the wild human emotions inherent in living and dying. It’s American music, with a hint of rural Ukraine, where the Gusakov family village of Zinkov lies. David and Nathan play original songs and old tunes about life and death and the beauty of the hills. The Old Firehouse is located at Mountain View Road and Route140 in downtown Tinmouth. Doors open at 7 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10 to $15, 90 percent of which goes to the performers and the rest to the town for upkeep of the Old Firehouse. Homemade desserts, coffee and tea will be available; donations for them will help support community activities.

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