Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Southern duo brings the blues to Old Firehouse

Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. — TINMOUTH — Folks are old time Yankees up in Tinmouth, but they are delighted to have an evening of Southern music in the Old Firehouse on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz make beautiful music together, presenting a delightful gumbo rooted in the blues and old-time traditions, with soul that comes from deep within and a wry humor that never fails to engage audiences.  

Grosswendt is internationally known for his mastery of pre-war blues and other southern traditional genres on guitar, banjo, and mandolin among others. He has shared he stage with artists including Taj Mahal, Paul Geremia and Dave Van Ronk. 

Stepping out from her Boston roots, Salem-Schatz is becoming widely known for her dynamic interpretations of songs old and new.

Each a powerful and moving singer in their own right, the duo’s inventive and stunning harmony vocals strike a soulful chord that creates a deep connection with their audiences. Their first duo recording, “Old Songs, New Hats” is due for release now.

The Old Firehouse is at 7 Mountain View Road, near the intersection with Vt. 140, in downtown Tinmouth. Doors will open at 7 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10, 90 percent of which goes to the performers; the rest to the town for building maintenance. Home made desserts, coffee and tea will be available. Donations for them will help support community activities.

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