Volkert Volkerszto heads to DubHub’s Open Stage

Thursday, November 01, 2018 12:1AM

DubHub Open Stage host (and DubHub program coordinator) Volkert Volkersz will be the featured performer, along with members of his band, the Walking Antiques, at the DubHub Open Stage on Friday.

Volkersz has been performing acoustic music in his native Puget Sound region of Washington since the 1960s. He mainly plays guitar and harmonicas in the style of James Taylor and Bob Dylan. He’s been actively writing songs since 1969, and after a 10-year dry spell, his songwriting went into high gear in 2006.

He has written more than 30 songs and guitar instrumentals since moving to New Hampshire in 2016, and plans to include many of these songs in this set. His newer songs, “Fruit Fly” and “Cabin” were well received at the DubHub’s chicken BBQ in August. His signature song, “Thank You,” is a thoughtful way to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday. He plans to include his musical setting of Robert Frost’s “Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening,” in anticipation of the upcoming winter. Volkersz will be joined by Bruce Simpson on guitar, mandolin and slide guitar, and Bob E. Kelly on vocals and keyboards.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free; donations will be welcome when the hat is passed during the evening. Nine open mic slots are available before the feature. Performers are encouraged to sign up at info@dublincommunitycenter.org.