Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette are a Vermont-based acoustic duo performing original music with a clear traditional-roots influence that is steeped in tradition, but of its own time. They are known for their strong, imaginative vocals and harmonies, often compared to classic sibling harmony duos. Some of their original songs harken back to traditional ballads and jazz tunes from the 30’s, but also remain firmly rooted in life’s current challenges and joy.
David and Nathan Gusakov, father and son, play original songs and old tunes about life and death and the beauty of the hills. Featuring clawhammer banjo, fiddle, and family harmonies, Last Train To Zinkov’s music draws from Appalachian old-time, gypsy jazz, classical, and the klezmer of their Eastern European roots.
Greg Ryan is a singer and guitarist, inventor, and master-craftsman. He is co-founder of the modern gypsy jazz group They Might Be Gypsies with his son Aidan. Greg performs in a duo with Rani Arbo, and plays with the Bow Thayer Band as well as the Queen City Hot Club. He performs everything from Gypsy Jazz and Americana to ‘improvisational gourd funk’.