From performing at Carnegie Hall to being featured in Ken Burn’s PBS documentaries, such as “The National Parks,” and “The Dust Bowl,” Dana and Susan have been playing their trademark brand of “new-time, old-time music” for nearly twenty years. Accompanying themselves on the fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin they bring fresh harmonies and impeccable craftsmanship to their performances that draw the listener close to the heart of Appalachia and beyond. Dana’s original songs reflect the essence of rural America and their concerts are virtual road-trips across North America. (www.robinsongs.com)
Rupert Wates was born in London. He signed an exclusive publishing deal with Eaton Music in 1994 and has been a full-time songwriter ever since. He moved to the USA in fall 2006. Since 2007 he has won over 30 songwriting awards.
“What a performance… It was a sheer delight to hear him…” (The Forwardian Arts Society)”
[His] narrative storytelling is superb — even by the highest folk music standards.”(Jim Abbott, Orlando Sentinel) –
Rupert Wates was born in London. He signed an exclusive publishing deal with Eaton Music in the late 1990’s and has been a full-time songwriter ever since. He moved to the USA in fall 2006. Since 2007 he has won over 30 songwriting awards. Full bio
He has released six full-length CDs. Each has received outstandingly good reviews, and has been played regularly by radio stations in the USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Israel and Australia.
Rupert Wates averages 170 live shows per year across America and in Canada. Audiences everywhere respond to his brand of acoustic, melodic art/folk: haunting songs that ring true.