Vermont songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Johnson began putting his poems into song somewhere back in the late 90s, inspired by Bob Dylan’s landmark “Blood on the Tracks.” Starting out with guitar and harmonica, he eventually picked up the mandolin along the way. He performs original americana music, with occasional covers from the bluegrass, old-time, country, and folk repertoire.
Saturday July 26
Phil Henry & Derek Burkins with Gary Moon, & Mitch Barron
Two VT songwriters team up for an evening of original music with Gary Moon on percussion and Mitch Barron on bass.
Phil Henry is that rare contemporary folk artist who will impress you from every direction. There’s his sweet and strong voice, that intricate and flawless guitar work, and songs so rich and sweeping you’ll wish you wrote them yourself. But he’s also got an authenticity that can’t be taught or bought. He’s an old-school storyteller who builds songs from a place of honesty, without crossing over into the T.M.I. of confessional songwriting. www.philhenryband.com
With fluid guitar and banjo underlying an authentic and emotive voice, Derek Burkins' songs are thoughtful stories about powerful moments in life: love, family, and home. His most recent album is “Ten Years and 29 Days” and you can find out more on his website: www.derekburkins.com.
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