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Dana and Susan Robinson

dana-and-susanGolden Link Folk Singing Society Inc. are bringing back Americana roots and folk duo Dana and Susan Robinson.

Hailing from Cabot, Vt., the Robinsons combine lively songwriting and storytelling with fiddle tunes, banjo grooves, sophisticated melodies and rich harmonies. The two draw upon experiences from over 20 years of touring, and together Dana and Susan blend original songwriting with traditional Appalachian music. Their performances exude a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage and how it relates to contemporary life.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dana discovered a thriving songwriter’s scene and the deep well of traditional mountain music when he moved to New England. Susan grew up with her dad’s jazz band rehearsing in the basement in their Manchester, Vt., home. She studied classical piano, oboe and Scottish fiddle before taking up the banjo and learning from the banjo greats in and around Asheville, N.C.

Since 2003, Dana and Susan have performed hundreds of concerts while touring across the United States, Great Britain and Canada.

The Robinson’s latest album, “The Town That Music Saved,” paints a portrait of Vermont’s vibrant rural life, celebrating their neighbors and community. Dana did all of the songwriting on the album, but their repertoire also includes their own take on traditional tunes like “Fair and Tender Ladies” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Between the two, they play guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica.

Dana and Susan take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13 at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church. goldenlink.org

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