The Logger and the Fiddler @ Fuller Hall
February 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Logger and the Fiddler
Saturday, February 2nd @ 7:00 pm
Fuller Hall | St. Johnsbury Academy
Come for the comedy and laughs and enjoy some music, too, with two of Vermont’s favorite sons— Rusty DeWees THE LOGGER and Lyndon Institute’s own Patrick Ross, THE FIDDLER. Don’t miss the COMEDY and MUSIC No Added Sugar Tour to christen the 2019 GROUNDHOG NIGHT.
Actor/Comedian DeWees is known for his beloved THE LOGGER persona—a full-on comedian and burgeoning musician. Rusty’s one-man comedy shows are best described as Blue Collar Comedy meets Prairie Home Companion.
“Always loved playing Caledonia,” says Rusty. “I’ve played there dozens of times, but, not in St. J. since I had red hair. The area audiences are like family, at this point … no joke. “
The (Canaan) Vermont-born Patrick Ross is a fifth generation fiddle player who has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and shared stages with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Paul McCartney. Rusty says, “Patrick Ross and I’ve been showing together for 4 years and I’m inspired by his musicianship. He’s helped me improve on my guitar and vocals. Look out, cause he’s a great all-around performer, which you’ll see through his comedy chops at this year’s show. Watching Patrick is worth the price of admission alone.”
Rusty’s been working on fresh new comedy bits for the main course of this LOGGER and FIDDLER tour is at St. J. Academy. But there are plenty of seconds and a big heaping of dessert in the show, served through Rusty and Patrick’s unique musical duo act, featuring fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, banjo and drums (played by two guys). Rusty has also written some “Dean (Martin) and Jerry (Lewis) / Tom and Dick” (Smothers) type comedy bits you’ll lose air laughing at.