We are ecstatic to welcome this tremendous performance talent to Still Cellars, and to celebrate the eve of Edward Gorey’s birthday! Don’t miss this Longmont appearance!
DUSTY STRAY features the alt-folk repertoire of Texan songster Jonathan Brown which delves into universal themes of unrequited love, heartbreak, loneliness and death but (almost) always with a small dose of hope and redemption. The music of DUSTY STRAY has been described as a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a bleak world illuminated by sparks of dry wit, sunny harmonies retracing the grim path of fate with a spring in their step.
The man behind Dusty Stray is Jonathan Brown. Born in Taiwan. Grew up in Texas as son of a preacher man. Raised on songs about death and resurrection. Went to college. Discovered vast archive of early American folk music from the 20s and 30s. Began writing his own songs. Moved to Austin where he first performed his music. Traveled with guitar through Central America where he met a Belgian woman and followed her to Europe. Met a Spanish woman. Moved to Barcelona. Formed a bluegrass band, a psychedelic rock band and a freak folk band. Met a Dutch woman. Moved to the Netherlands. He now lives (with the same Dutch woman) in Colorado, USA.
“It’s all delightfully dark and the trick of allying beautiful and tap-along music to dark words has rarely been performed as well.”
“Fragile voices, dreamy songs and freaky instruments…strong lyrics and a crystal clear production with chilling effects.”
As usual on a Friday, our tasting room will be open from 4pm – 8:30ish, and the show will run from around 6:30pm – 8:30ish.
There is NO COVER, and tips for the artist(s) are always appreciated.
You are welcome to bring your own snacks/picnic… we’ll be offering our wide selection of spirituous and non-spirituous organic handcrafted libations!