- Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
For more than 20 years, people have gathered at Dickson Mounds on the third Saturday of every month for an evening of musical entertainment. Hosted by Chris Vallillo, an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, the series features Roots/Folk music and other genres offered by a talented variety of performers. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Visit http://ginridge.com/extras/hickory-ridge-concert-series/ for information about the artists.
In May, Briar Road will be performing.
Hickory Ridge Favorites Dan Zahn and Kate Moratti are returning in their latest incarnation, Briar Road. They’ll bring their special blend of gypsy influenced jazz, swing, traditional folk, blues and Dan’s originals to the Hickory Ridge Concert Series this Saturday, May the 20th at 7:00 PM. Dan’s adept guitar and Kate's sultry vocals join together in a smokey combination that smolders and swings.
This new band is Dan Zahn on guitar and vocals, Kate Moretti on guitar, ukulele, banjo and vocals and Rusty Winchel on bass and vocals. Their varied repertoire covers traditional and contemporary folk tunes, swing and jazz from the 30s and 40s and original songs by Dan. In addition to their unique instrumental and vocal arrangements, their spur-of-the moment sense of humor sets them apart from the crowd.
According to Duke Ellington, "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing." Dan Zahn and Kate Moretti are certainly agree with this! Zahn and Moretti have been together since 2003 performing a spicy blend of blues, swing and jazz music from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.