The Savannah Folk Music Society has the special privilege of presenting the multi-talented team of Buskin & Batteau to Savannah’s fans of contemporary folk music on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Between their shows at the International Folk Alliance in Memphis, TN and their Florida tour, Buskin & Batteau are making a stop in Savannah to introduce themselves.
The concert will be 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church’s Stewart Hall on Feb. 22nd. Best of all, there is no admission charge (though donations will be appreciated to pay for the hall.) It’s a bit like having “First Friday for Folk Music” in the middle of the month, but one act instead of two.
After a thirteen-year hiatus to 1) be dads, and 2) take a nap, Buskin & Batteau are back on the road again. Singer-songwriter-soloists David Buskin & Robin Batteau have just put the finishing touches on their long-anticipated new CD, Red Shoes and Golden Hearts. In their new album and in their performances, they continue to offer their audiences, in the words of The Washington Post, “an irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit.”
David Buskin and Robin Batteau evoke a wide range of emotions in their audiences, ranging from light-hearted amusement at “ESPN”, or the pun-filled “Death in Venice”, to a gentle sense of loss expressed by their beautiful ballad for the late Kate Wolf, “Never Cry Wolf”.
As professional jingle writers, Buskin & Batteau’s voices and tunes have been heard in almost every American household. They’ve had us listening “to the heartbeat of America”, living “in a Burger King Town” and climbing “all aboard Amtrak”.
The popular duo also brings their unique style and sound to the stage and the audience has come to expect the unexpected whenever David and Robin perform. Drawing inspiration from current events they gave us “Second Homeless”, on the heels of the October 1987 stock market crash, a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of the plight of stockbrokers no longer able to afford a second home.
Buskin & Batteau combine talent, humor and showmanship with the element of surprise to produce a crowd-pleasing performance. Take a listen and a look at them on the web at buskinqandbatteau.com.
For further information: call Hank Weisman at 912.786.6953 or on the web, visit savannahfolk.org.
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