Sunday, June 16
Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main Street, Beacon
$15 advance / $20 at the door
David Buskin & Robin Batteau, with their outstanding percussionist Marshal Rosenberg, have been performing their “irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit” (The Washington Post) to critical hosannas and standing o’s for more than thirty years. Their songs have been recorded by many great artists, including Judy Collins, Ladysmith Black Mombazo, The Oak Ridge Boys, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Mathis, Tom Rush, Bette Midler, Astrud Gilberto, Anne Murray, Dixie Carter and Roberta Flack.
Their Clio Award-winning jingles have been recorded by “everybody famous with a mouth.” Yet, with their mix of talent, showmanship, Everly-crisp vocal harmonies and what Stephen Holden of The New York Times calls their “by turns acerbic, funny and plaintive” music and commentary, Buskin & Batteau are consummate entertainers in their own right.
“Their harmonies and wonderful presence onstage are as captivating as ever,” says Ron Olesko, host of “Traditions” on WFDU-FM. Rich Warren of Chicago’s WFMT has expressed similar sentiments: “They are something special. I think they levitated the audience. Terrific musicianship, memorable songs and just great-all-around entertainers.”
They have consistently volunteered their talents and served on boards of numerous non-profits like Why Hunger, Ocean Alliance, The Hole In The Wall Camp and Stand for the Troops.
Jim Dawson is one of the great singer/songwriters of our generation with a large body of intensely loyal admirers of his songwriting and his amazing voice. With a recording career that has continued to grow since the 1970s, Jim’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Mary Travers and Sesame Street’s Elmo.