On the BeatCarolyn Cruso
Hometown: Orcas Island, Wash.
Genres: Celtic, Americana, pop
Bio: Wielding two guitars, a flute, a hammered dulcimer and her voice, Cruso roams the back roads of the world. The songwriter is inspired by her travels and those she meets — “seekers, divine misfits, glorious places, forgotten corners, the remaining pockets of beauty left in the wake of man’s progress.”
Background: Cruso grew up in New York’s Hudson River Valley, a hot spot for the 70’s Folk Revival. As a teen she attended the Hudson River Revival Festival and volunteered on the Clearwater, an historical replica of an 1800’s sloop inspired by Pete Seeger and friends.
Unusual fact: The hammered dulcimer originated in Persia more than 2,000 years ago.
- 7 p.m. Saturday, Cafe Sage, 1303 Main St., Lewiston
- 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Center for Spiritual Living, 2707 27th St, Clarkston