Doors open at 7:00 (Eastern STANDARD Time), concert starts at 7:30Concert (online): Dillon Bustin & Bob Lucas
Creative souls in music & theatre
What happens when a couple of guys thoroughly immersed in folklore and traditional American music get involved with theatre? Our two performers tonight both have so many interests and talents that they are impossible to categorize.
Dillon Bustin is a folklorist, singer, songwriter, filmmaker, and playwright. He studied folklore at Indiana University in his younger days. Some of his songs from those times became widely sung classics—you’ve probably heard “More Wood” or “Shawneetown.“ He found the Indiana fiddler, singer, and songwriter Lotus Dickey and brought him out of obscurity. Dillon moved east to Massachusetts and over the years started to write music for song cycles and plays based on local historical characters—folks like Joshua Slocum of Martha’s Vineyard or Ralph Waldo Emerson of Concord.
Bob Lucas is a glory shouting, sweet singing, banjo picking, guitar thumping, old time fiddling, song writing rounder with a desire to share a sense of musical wonder anyway he can. His broad interests cover the gamut from old-time to klezmer, and in 1986, he got involved with Mad River Theater Works in Zanesfield, Ohio, and began writing songs and making plays for an ever-growing audience. His friendship with Dillon Bustin goes back decades to when they were both in Indiana, working together on the legendary Battleground Fiddler’s Gathering in Lafayette and then producing Lotus Dickey’s recording.
Join these two for an evening of what happens when a couple of traditional music aficionados incorporate other art formats with their music.
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Cost to register: free; Suggested donation: $20 per listener. (If you feel generous and can afford it, a higher amount will help support the performers.)Donate to performers
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General information on the 2020/2021 Sunday evening concert series is on the Concerts page.