COLTON -- The Colton Summer music series continues with a free performance by Mary Ann Casale and Tas Cru on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Their “Folk & Blues Under the Setting Sun” performance will take place in the Gazebo located behind the Colton Museum, 95 Main St
Casale and Tas Cru have performed together since 2012 after not being in contact for over 30 years. A chance meeting at a festival where both were performing brought them together again. Their combined music styles produce a blend of acoustic blues, folk and Americana to the stage.
Their performance will feature songs from both artists including Casale’s new album Running Out of Time, an album of originals produced by Tas Cru on which he is featured in many tracks. Her earlier album released in 2012, Bittersweet & Rare, is an eclectic mix of folk, country and sultry blues ranging from simple sounds of vocals and acoustic guitar to lively songs of her love of the sea. Tas Cru is a well-known blues artist and songwriter whose album Tired of Bluesmen Cryin has made its way on to international/national roots music charts.
Also, photographer Faye Martin who summers in Colton, will be available to sign state Arbor Day posters featuring her winning photograph taken a few years ago while strolling through Stowe Bay Park in Colton. Martin is using the winning to support town beautification efforts. Anyone donating at least $10 to the Tourism & Beautification Committee will receive a signed poster.
Audience participants should bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on. Hotdogs, hamburgers and other goodies will be available to purchase from the Colt’s Pride Booster Club. Bathroom facilities will be available. If it is raining, then the performance will be moved to the Pavilion at Swift Field off Sugar Bush Lane in the hamlet of South Colton and signs will be posted.
A drawing will be held for artwork featuring whitewater paddlers on the Stone Valley section of the Raquette River by local artist Judy Filarecki.
Info: www.townofcolton.com or the Town of Colton page on Facebook.