banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing harmony-singing
interpreters of the American experience...'
'em up- they're good!
genius of a Dana and Susan Robinson performance
lies in their ability to capture the imagination
of their audience, evoking a transformative
experience that touches on the deepest humanity.
They can make the audience howl with laughter or
hush with poignant reflection as they take them on
a journey across America and convey the mystery
and wonder of the places they visit.
the songs is the undeniable rhythm of their
trademark guitar/banjo sound. Whether it is quiet
or driving, there is a steady and unrelenting
groove to the music that supports the lyric and
delivers the story in an effortless and magical
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 1980’s, 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 in New York City for Putumayo’s
Shelter benefit project.
grew up in a musical family in New England. She
studied piano, oboe, and Scottish fiddle before
meeting Dana in 2002. Sue was working in the
environmental field in California when she met
Dana at a house concert. Upon moving to North
Carolina a short time thereafter, Sue launched
into studying with many of the great oldtime
musicians in the Asheville area, and naturally
adapted to the on-the-road lifestyle.