Thursday, December 1, 2016. 7:30 pm.
Ott & Murphy
204 1st St,
Margot Limburg / Timothy Hull / Dana Lyons
Suggested donation $10.
Dutch singer and songwriter Margot Limburg an Timothy Hull finish up a two week tour of Western Washington with a very special concert in Langley. Joined by Dana Lyons this show is sure to please.
Margot Limburg hails from Paasloo, a small township in northeast Netherlands. Currently based in Amsterdam, Margot has been singing and touring extensively around Europe, Australia and the US for the past 15 years. Margot’s hauntingly rich alto voice and unique approach to both songwriting and traditional folk music arrangements are what make her a truly compelling and inspiring performer.
Her love of writing and of words is evident in her own original songs and in the songs she selects from the vast traditional repertoire.
For Timothy Hull the influence of the old world, full of traditional music is clear. Hull’s songs are dreamy and vivid, glorious and sad. He effortlessly blends the personal with the political, the local with the global and the ancient with the up-to-the-minute. Timothy’s songs are about life lived on a human scale, as captured in his vivid snapshots of playing and living on the streets or in a makeshift camp by a river, of wandering and rambling the roads and the rails, of making do in difficult circumstances.
And Dana Lyons will be joining! He is known for his environmentalist song “Our State Is a Dumpsite”, which was actually the subject of a serious proposal in the Washington legislature during the 1980s to be made the official state song. He went on to perform music for the environmental group Earth First! and to record an album of children’s music, At Night They Howl at the Moon before releasing the song he is most famous for, “Cows With Guns,” on the album of the same title, in 1996. Dana has toured in 46 of the 50 American states, around the East Coast of Australia and across Ireland, England, New Zealand, Mexico, Kazakhstan and Siberia. Dana performs at festivals ranging from Farm Aid with Willie Nelson and Neil Young to the Harley Davidson Festival in Sturgis, South Dakota where he shared the stage with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf, Nazareth and Blue Öyster Cult. His policy of “I’ll play anywhere once” has landed Lyons gigs on a tropical island in the Great Barrier reef of Australia, an Irish Pub in Beijing and the Hanford Nuclear Waste Dump in his home state of Washington.
Two of Dana’s songs have been made into award-winning illustrated books: Cows With Guns, published by Penguin (winner of the Bullitzer Prize), and The Tree, published by Illumination Arts. The Tree was endorsed by Dr. Jane Goodall, has forewords by Pete Seeger and Julia Butterfly Hill and has won numerous awards.
Dana has also shared the stage with many notable performers including Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Pete Sears of Jefferson Starship, Stephen Stills, River Phoenix, Nickel Creek, Country Joe McDonald, Utah Phillips and John Trudell.