Fri, Jan 12 - 10:30 pm
The Rollin' Rust is an indie/folk group from the foothills of Central New York. Being led by singer-songwriter James VanDeuson, The Rollin' Rust celebrates the distinguished writing style of a vagabond folk artist. Joined by his talented friends, Jim Hearn (lead guitarist) and Kyle Dennis (percussion) James' songs now have a distinct edginess to them, sounding almost as if you took a classic folk song and corrupted its mind with years of crazed festivals and long nights in smoky southern bar rooms. The Rollin' Rust boys have been playing music together since they were just teenagers, crafting a truly unique sound that could only be formed by such long-lasting friendship and intimate evenings with the highway itself.
“VanDeuson’s expressive lyrical style stands out in a crowded folk scene."
- Greg Jones | Ear-to-the-Ground-Music
“For The Rollin’ Rust, this is only the beginning.”
- Aja Landolfi | Lake Champlain Weekly
“The Rollin’ Rust weave heartfelt tales through their finger-picked guitar lines and lilting americana rhythms. This group of old pals in a new band evoke an air of weary optimism, of turbulent dedication, of sorrowful exuberance.”
- Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival