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John Prine Tribute (Night 1/2)

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


John Prine Tribute

October 8 and 9, 7-10 PM

With other featured performers and an open mic

7-8:  Featured performers
8-9:  Open Mic (All slots filled)
9-10: Bob Gotta (Friday)
9-10: Stan Sullivan  (Saturday)

John Prine is a Grammy award winning folk-country singer-songwriter. Musicians will be paying tribute to him on this evening.

The highly talented and ever-affable singer-songwriter-guitarist, Bob Gotta has hosted TBT’s Thursday open mic for 22 years! Songs from Bob’s all-original cd, The Seasoned Heart have placed him on stages in CT, MA and New York where he’s opened shows for Bill Morrissey, Annie Haslem and Paul Rishell & Annie Raines. Well respected for his superb covers of songs by Iris DeMent, Bruce Cockburn and Nick Drake, Bob will perform several John Prine songs with artful justice and adept guitar playing.


Acoustic artist Stan Sullivan earned many finalist songwriting picks at festivals in Kansas, Arizona and CT Folk Festival’s Grassy Hill song contest.

“It seems you can place yourself somewhere in one of his songs.” Joe Ciarelli, Hip Magazine. An award-winning finger-style guitarist, Stan has competed in guitar contests in six states and Canada.

Stan has released two cds of his songs, tunes and blues titled The Right Road and Do You Like the Rain? He’s opened for scores of touring artists including Richard Thompson, Rory Block, Cheryl Wheeler and Loudon Wainwright III. A super fan of John Prine, he’s attended John’s shows from New England to Nashville and even went to Prine’s All The Best Festival in 2019 in Punta Cana! Performing on his John Prine model Martin Guitar, he’ll share anecdotes from those travels including meeting Mr. Prine.


October 8
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center
605 Main Street
Middletown, CT
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(860) 347-4957

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