Couple plays new-time and old-time music
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Dana and Susan Robinson
Dana and Susan Robinson
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JAMAICA- From performing at Carnegie Hall to being featured in Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries, such as “The National Parks,” and “The Dust Bowl,” Dana and Susan Robinson have been playing their trademark brand of “new-time, old-time music” for nearly 20 years. They will perform on Friday, May 4, at 7:30 pm at the Jamaica Town hall.

Accompanying themselves on the fiddle, guitar, banjo, and mandolin, they bring fresh harmonies and impeccable craftsmanship to the performances that draw the listener close to the heart of Appalachia and beyond. The Robinson’s original songs reflect the essence of rural America and their concerts are virtual road trips across North America.

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” (no electricity and phone) on 30 acres near the Canadian border. There he founded a popular bakery, café, and folk 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 for Putumayo’s Shelter benefit project.

A $10 donation is suggested. For more information call (828) 216-5227 or visit www.jamaicavt.com or www.robinsongs.com.

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