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Wooden Dinosaur performs in Nelson.

Wooden Dinosaur comes to Dublin

Michael Roberts and Wooden Dinosaur return to the Fountain Arts Building on the Dublin School campus on Friday, March 4 at 8:00 PM.  Admission is $12/$9 (senior, student or in advance).

Wooden Dinosaur is the songwriting project of Vermont singer, guitarist and bandleader Michael Roberts. Roberts is currently working on a new album that will be released in spring 2016.

Throughout the project’s 10+-year career, Roberts and his collaborators have explored the back roads of American music from throughout the last century, creating a fearless blend of old time fiddle music, country soul, rock n roll, Dixieland jazz, and delta blues. Roberts has produced five solo albums under the name, and with his band, two EPs and two full-length albums.

Wooden Dinosaur’s upcoming release will be its most cohesive and fully realized to date. The songs were inspired by the rural writing of Wendell Berry, John Berger, and Wallace Stegner, as well as early “Americana” albums by Ry Cooder, The Band and Jackson Browne.

At Nelson Town Hall, Roberts, along hometown boy Jeffrey Murphy on bass and Frank Roberts on drums will preview songs from their upcoming release, in addition to songs from their growing catalog of original works.

Tickets at www.monadnockfolk.org

“Wooden Dinosaur makes the kind of simple, stripped-down music that leaves you feeling nostalgic and longing for more.”

NPR’s All Songs Considered

Category: Arts News, Dublin, Music