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Folk Heritage Series: Jamcrackers

Adirondack-based musicians Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan make up Jamcrackers - a diverse blend of folk, blues, ballads & gospel.

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Saturday, Dec 2, 2023
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866



About this event

Seasoned solo performers Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan have combined talents to create a dynamic trio named in honor of the river drivers who broke up log jams. They worked hard to find solutions, to get things rolling again, and it was a job that couldn't be done alone. Berggren, Lynn and Duggan feel the same way about their music. These good friends and accomplished musicians bring a rare blend of humor, history and musical spirit to their performances. “Although the Jamcrackers … will win you over with their front porch style picking and charm, there’s much more to be appreciated from their music.” (Sing Out!)

Award-winning educator and songwriter Dan Berggren has deep roots in the Adirondacks. His music reflects the spirit and the hardworking people of that region. Author and environmental activist Bill McKibben says: “Dan is a throwback to the old role of the folk singer... he’s articulating things that need to be said right now.” Peggy Lynn writes and performs songs, using her bluesy alto voice to sing about women and natural beauty of the North Country. With Sandra Weber, she co-authored Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks. In 2005, both Lynn and Berggren received the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Education Award.

National Hammered Dulcimer Champion Dan Duggan is known from Maine to California for his wizardry on the hammered dulcimer, flat-picking guitar, and keyboards. In addition to his 18 recordings, Duggan’s dulcimer talents are spotlighted on Paul Simon’s Grammy-nominated album You’re the One. Also known for his dance calling, Duggan actually calls while playing the hammered dulcimer. Together, this trio sparks a rare chemistry and a guaranteed good time.

Made possible by the Charlie Pickett & Kathleen Rehl Endowment Fund.

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