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Last Train to Zinkov


Saturday, November 7th at 7:30pm

With violin, viola, banjo, and vocals, Last Train to Zinkov creates sparkling folk music that tells of the beauty and peace of home, of delight and sadness, and the wild human emotions inherent in living and dying. Father and son, David and Nathan Gusakov's ancestors are from the small town of Zinkov in rural Ukraine. These Eastern European roots influence their original songs, along with traditional American old-time music and gypsy swing.

The Gusakovs play with a lively, toe-tapping touch, sing with mournful sensitivity, and exhibit a creative chemistry that can only be borne of a lifetime of relationship. At home in a wide variety of genres, David brings improvisatory flair and depth of feeling to everything he plays. Nate is self-taught on the banjo, and his first album of all-original music, Running Clear (2011), received praise for its “stellar clawhammer-style banjo and rich lyricism” (Jamie Masefield, Jazz Mandolin Project).

David Gusakov arrived in Vermont in 1973, joining the Vermont Symphony that year and bluegrass/swing band Pine Island the next. In the intervening 42 years he has been a full-time musician, playing with such groups as the Midnite Plowboys, Redwing, Will Patton Ensemble, Swing Noire, and Michele Choiniere.  

Nathan Gusakov lives in Lincoln, Vermont, near the headwaters of the New Haven River, where he makes his living as a musician, carpenter and sugarmaker.

Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner also available for $20. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.


Phone: 802-247-4295