The Songs of Dillon Bustin: As Performed by His Friends
Dillon Bustin is a songwriter, a playwright and a retired arts administrator. This concert, which brings together a host of his friends, folks who have recorded his songs over the years, is also a grateful tribute to the best kept secret in New England Folkdom. The sheer volume of Dillon's prolific output, all produced in the background of long a successful career as an arts administrator with various organizations in the Boston area, most recently, a 10 year run with the Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. We are sort of bidding Dillon a bit of a farewell, as he and Martha have moved to Rockland Maine...still, we hope there will be frequent sitings!!
Invited singers (mostly confirmed) guests include: David Coffin, Michael Cicone, John and Rachel Nicholas, David Dodson, Dean Stevens, Daisy Nell and Stan Collinson, Bob Lucas, Tom Goux, Margaret McCandless, Denny Williams, Ellen Epstein...the list grows.
From when Dillon was Artistic Director at Emerson Umbrella:
Dillon Bustin is a folklorist, singer, songwriter, filmmaker and a playwright who is also Executive Director of the Emerson Umbrella for the Arts, home of the Concord Poetry Center. Dillon has had a lifelong passion for both music and Ralph Waldo Emerson's work. It is this love that enabled him to combine the two seamlessly in his CD entitled Willow of the Wilderness: Emersonian Songs, released in October 2003 by Emerson Umbrella in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Emerson's birth.
"While Bustin, unassuming and often understated in person, would rather allow Emerson the sole acclaim for the brilliance of this album, it is Bustin's earthy soothing voice and merry musical arrangements that brings true life to this collection of writing. Bustin's folkloric talents allow him, time and time again, to add a rich vibrancy through his music. A modern-day bard, Dillon Bustin gives voice to Emerson, allowing us to hear and remember his prophetic call to steward the nature around us and treasure the life within."
.....Louisa Thomason Middlesex Beat
First Parish of Watertown/Tremedal Concerts (View)
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Watertown, MA 02472
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