The night began with Fabulous Fiddlin' Dan Gardella's sureal act, where in an eccentric, spontaneously choreographed performance, partially done from a 55 gallon steel trash can, he displayed his creative showmanship outfitted in a Mad Hatter type mask. (He looked like an animated musical Jack-In-The-Box in the trashcan.) You simply could not stop tapping or stomping to his infectious rhythms.
At intermission, there was another concert - a half hour of Daniel Stevens, a truly incredible classical guitarist who played, among other things, Usher Waltz by Nikita Koshkin, based on Poe's story the Fall of the House of Usher. Then Victoria joined him for a few flute and guitar duets. (She also has some oil pastels up at the gallery.) Subsequently Edgar Allen Poe had a new funeral. Poe's corpse was played by Dustin Byrne one of the Gallery founders.
There were also Halloween cookies, cider, a tasty homemade-like apple spice cake brought at the Flour Garden Bakery in Woodbury. Merlot, coffee, fruit and cheese.... a raffle, a costume contest won by Dirty Bob (the photo didn't come out....)
So next time you hear about a poetry salon at the Freight St. Gallery GO!!!! It is an event not to be missed. Check out http://freightstreetgallery.com.
Two videos below give you and idea of Dan and Daniel's talents: