DaddyLongLegs skitters to Brandon Music’s Stage
DaddyLongLegs is the confluence of three well-known Vermont musicians whose talents merge to form a highly original acoustic trio. David Gusakov, Rick Ceballos and Matt Witten infuse catchy folk songs, Celtic and “old-timey” melodies, and early minstrel and jazz pieces with passion and intricacy. Catch the playful and dynamic trio at Brandon Music on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m.
With fiddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, guitar, percussion and vocals, DaddyLongLegs creates vibrant, sensitive and surprising 21st-century folk music.
Rick Ceballos is a banjo and button accordion player from Bristol who has been playing and promoting traditional folk music in the Champlain Valley for over 25 years. He has performed solo and with various groups. Ceballos recorded a solo CD of his original works in 2002 called “Spring is Near.” He has written music for film scores and often performs his “History of the Banjo” program for libraries and festivals
David Gusakov arrived in Vermont in 1973 and has been playing music in the state full-time ever since. A long-time member of the Vermont Symphony, he has explored a variety of other genres with any number of ensembles. Currently, in addition to DaddyLongLegs, this Bristol resident plays as a member of Last Train to Zinkov with his son Nate, and Swing Noire, an acoustic Parisian jazz ensemble.
Matt Witten began his performing career on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater with Pete Seeger and a bunch of other sailors and enviros. Witten’s main gig is with the Swing Peepers, who carry on the tradition of earth-friendly songs for families in Vermont and surrounding states. With DaddyLongLegs, the Starksboro resident plays guitar, keyboard and percussion.
This concert is a part of Vermont Arts 2017, celebrating public funding for the arts.
Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25 more. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295, email [email protected] or visit brandon-music.net for more info.
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