Gig Review Dana & Susan Robinson Live at Manor House supported by Sedgefield duo The Milliners

Posted Sunday 22nd October 2017

Dana and Susan Robinson are two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. 
Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music brings to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage. Dirty Linen magazine said, “Many songwriters such as Bruce Springsteen or John Mellencamp have been heralded as modern day Woody Guthries or keepers of the American rural spirit, but that mantle might be better entrusted to musicians like
Dana Robinson who embody both the heart and soul of folk music.”

“...have long been one of my favourite American roots duos, their old-timey music I think, is absolutely superb...great stuff.” Mike Harding

“Dana & Susan Robinson display the kind of authority and confidence you hear only from people who are not only excellent musicians but are thoroughly rooted in and proud of their own tradition. You can't really
ask for more than that.” Shreds & Patches

Since 1994 Dana has released ten critically acclaimed albums working with such producers as Grammy-award winning Bil VornDick and Pete Sutherland. Dana and Susan’s last two CDs, American Hornpipe and Big Mystery, went to number one and number three respectively on the Folk DJ charts with two top ten singles. Their latest recording The Angel’s Share is a distillation of traditional and contemporary folk and its spare instrumentation allows the Robinsons' rich vocals and stories to rise above the mix. Made without a rhythm section, the record represents a conscious move toward simplicity. 

 

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