The Oswego Music Hall will host Dana and Susan Robinson — and their blend of original songs of the American landscape and old time Appalachian mountain music — Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m.
With ties to both the Northwest and New England, the duo has hail from Asheville, N.C.
Their music has the sound and feel of bedrock America, with these two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience.
Their blend of contemporary 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, he 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.
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.
Sue grew up in a musical family in New England. She studied piano, oboe, and Scottish fiddle before meeting Dana in 2002. She was working in the environmental field in California when she met him at a house concert.
Upon moving to North Carolina a short time thereafter, she launched into studying with many of the great old time musicians in the Asheville area, and naturally adapted to the on-the-road lifestyle.
The music hall, also known as the Ontario Center for Performing Arts, is located in the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St., Oswego. Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://oswegomusichall.org/ or at the River’s End bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St., Oswego.
The music hall’s next concert this season will feature the trio We’re About 9, opened by the duo IlyAIMY, March 16.