Upper Jay Art Center / Recovery Lounge Event Information:
The Dust Bunnies- CD Release Party
Come and celebrate the new music of the legendary folk trio, The Dust Bunnies, from Saranac Lake in a rare Sunday afternoon show.
Featuring- Shamim Allen on guitar/ vocals, Mary Lou Reid on guitar/flute, Elaine Dewar on violin/vocals.
After earning a Bachelor of Music in 1985 and a Master of Music in 1990, Elaine Dewer has enjoyed a career of professional playing and teaching. Symphonic engagements include the Orchestra of Northern New York, the Harrisburg Symphony and the Bronx Opera Orchestra. She has also performed with a variety of artists including Joni Mitchell, Johnny Mathis, Vic Damone, the Electric Light Orchestra, and Luciano Pavarotti.
Mary Lou Reid on the guitar and flute’s passion for music stems from the gatherings at her Italian grandparents’ home. Song was an integral part of the Sunday and holiday get-togethers. Her memories of guitars, mandolins and beautiful voices continued at her own home where she and her father, who taught her to play guitar, sang country and folk tunes around the kitchen table. She has now inherited these very instruments that were played all those Sundays ago, and treasures them dearly.
Shamin Allen, guitar player and native of Saranac Lake, has been playing throughout the Adirondacks for the past ten years. She performed with The Dust Bunnies, Community Celli, and is an original member of Innisheer. She enjoyed “many swingin’ years with Crackin’ Foxy” and was an occasional new grass gig fill-in with Big Slide.