- Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
The Hickory Ridge Concert Series welcomes back Don Haynie & Sheryl Samuel this Saturday, October the 15th, at 7:00 pm at the Dickson Mounds Museum Auditorium. Over the years, Hayne and Samuelson have been taking their music far & wide across America, playing concerts in an amazing range of venues: From auditoriums and theaters to sidewalks, college campuses, and coffeehouses; from legendary “listening rooms” including Passim in Cambridge, the Fast Folk Cafe in New York, and The Freight & Salvage Company in Berkeley, to honky-tonk roadhouses like The Silver Dollar Saloon in Butte, Montana.
Their instrumentation-- Sheryl’s use of percussion interwoven with Don’s six- and twelve-string guitars-- gives their music a rhythmic drive rarely found in contemporary acoustic music: sometimes working as a compelling “rhythm section” supporting the vocal melodies and harmonies, sometimes lending a delicate accent, and often touching their music with a “world beat” flavor. Don and Sheryl combine upbeat, sometimes drivingly energetic songs with wistful, thoughtful ballads. Haynie’s songwriting is often compared favorably with the greatest, like Bob Dylan and Randy Newman. His songs can make you laugh, cry, or dance as he ranges in topic from the absurdities of modern life (“Chaplain of the Mall”) to the poignance of family (“My Grandmother’s Piano”) to the mysteries of mortality (“When I Cross the Great Divide”).
The Hickory Ridge Concert Series is hosted by singer-songwriter Chris Vallillo. Concerts are held the 3rd Saturday of every month and begin at 7:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:00 p.m. Coffee, drinks, and a variety of desserts are available during intermission. There is an admission charge of $8.00 per adult and $5.00 for children under 12. The Dickson Mounds Branch of the Illinois State Museum is located between Lewistown and Havana off routes 78 and 97. For more information call 309/547-3721 or TDD 217/782-9175 or go to www.hickoryridgeconcerts.com.