Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Last Train To Zinkov

Zinkov: a small village in rural Ukraine, and the ancestral hometown of the Gusakov family. David and Nathan Gusakov, father and son, play original songs and old tunes about life and death and the beauty of the hills, featuring clawhammer banjo, fiddle, and family harmonies.

 

David Gusakov arrived in Vermont in 1973, joining the Vermont Symphony that year and bluegrass/swing band Pine Island the next. In the intervening 45 years he has been a full-time musician, playing with such groups as Banjo Dan & the Midnite Plowboys, Redwing, Swing Shift, Will Patton Ensemble, Swing Noire, and Michele Choinere. Whether on violin or viola, David is at home in a wide variety of genres and brings improvisatory flair and depth of feeling to everything he plays.

 

Nathan Gusakov lives with his family in Lincoln, VT near the headwaters of the New Haven river, where he makes his living as a carpenter and musician. Self-taught on the banjo, Nate has played and recorded with many contemporary Vermont musicians including Katie Trautz & the Tall Boys, Jamie Masefield, The Welterweights, and The Bengsons. Nate’s banjo tunes are firmly rooted in lively Appalachian old-time; his songs and singing give voice to the sadness and delight of being alive. 

 

 

Additional Links: 
Our YouTube Channel...

I Have Worked With

  • October 2018

    This was our first time onstage at the storied Burlington night spot--we're already looking forward to the next one! 

  • August 2018

    We were excited to be featured as Busking Artists at the Spruce Peak Folk Festival, Aug. 11th 2018

  • July 2018

    We were glad to be a part of the Performing Arts series at St Kieran's!

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Nate
Job Title/Position: 
Musician
Physical Address: 
Lincoln, VT 05443
Last Name: 
Gusakov

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - General
Music - Composition
Music - New
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
2013
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
16
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Not yet

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
If acoustic, none. If amplified, we only need a power source.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,200
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2