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Rollie Tussing Trio – September 23, 2023
September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm$20.00
Award-winning finger-style guitarist Rollie Tussing performs timeless classic and country blues, dewy-eyed tunes of the 20s, as well as Godforsaken songs of the nineteenth century. His own compositions are influenced by those same lonesome, haunted, and abandoned melodies that we all forgot to remember.
He composes a lot of his own songs and has a knack for reworking an old obscure tune, finding beauty in the forgotten scratches, pops and grooves of his esoteric record collection. After winning the National Slide Guitar Competition in 2001 Rollie moved with his wife to Portland, Oregon. He spent the next decade touring, performing, writing songs and playing with some of the best regional and touring musicians the West Coast offered. In 2011 with their second child on the way, Rollie and his wife decided to relocate to the Midwest to be closer to family and to tap into the artistic resources in the nation’s midsection. There’s fingerstyle guitar, forgotten old music, and great old songs—a fabulous evening all around.