INLET - Dan Berggren and Ed Lowman will perform during Inlet's Sunsets by the Lake summer concert series Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6-8 p.m. on the lakefront at Arrowhead Park off Rt. 28 here. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a spectacular sunset. The rain location is the Fern Park Pavilion.
Berggren has been collecting, writing and singing folk music of the Adirondacks for the past 30 years. He grew up in the mountains on the land farmed by his mother's family and worked in the woods on a forest ranger's crew and a survey crew. Hearing stories and songs from local friends and neighbors, Berggren has developed a style that captures the spirit of the mountains.
A familiar voice at coffeehouses, museums, schools and libraries throughout New York state, Berggren has also sung at festivals in Vermont, Connecticut, Michigan and Kentucky, at concerts in Zimbabwe and Bulgaria, and on a three-week tour of Romania with the group Common Thread.
Some of his songs have been arranged for orchestra, giving him the opportunity to perform with the Fredonia Chamber Players, Ithaca College Symphony and West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and tour with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.
His music has been featured nationally on public radio and television and Sleeping Giant Records has released 12 albums of his music.
Ed Lowman is a multi-instrumentalist and singer. Old-time and Cajun fiddling, yodeling, early country songs, guitar, bass and carpentry are his trades.
In addition to working with John Kirk and Trish Miller since 1984, Lowman has appeared with several groups including Dan Berggren and the St. Regis Stringband. He has coordinated summertime square dances in the Adirondack village of Schroon Lake for 30 years.