by Peter Aaron
Today being Valentine’s Day ’n’ all, if you and your significant other don’t already have any specific plans for the occasion—or even if you do—you should head on up to the Exchange House in Catskill tonight. Why? Because there a real sweet treat awaits: Lovable local Brian Dewan will be holding forth with a program he describes as “songs of love and unruly passions.”
The eccentric Dewan, who I had the pleasure of profiling for Chronogram way back in 2008, is one of our regional treasures. In addition to being the inventor of a growing raft of handmade analog synthesizers and other instruments, he’s a hugely entertaining singer-songwriter and musician (he plays accordion and electric zither) and a collector and performer of arcane songs from various eras.
Enjoy this 2012 rendition of his song “Sick Day”:
Brian Dewan will perform at the Exchange House at 354 Main Street, Catskill, New York, on February 14 at 7pm. For more information, call (646) 399-0983.