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Bill Schustik

Bill Schustik to perform on Nantucket

In today's busy and fast world, try listening to music from a long time ago

Bill Schustik travels all over America gathering songs and sowing legends. The tools of his trade include his magnificent baritone voice, a keen sense of drama, a colorful array of folk instruments, and a deep abiding love for traditional American lore.  Mr. Schustik has performed for three U.S. presidents, appeared both on and off Broadway, authored two full length ballets with Edward Villella and Edward Verso, done more than a few commercial and public TV specials, and written a show about the American Civil War ("Shiloh Hill," produced by Ford's Theater, Washington, D.C.)

The Nantucket Historical Association is delighted to welcome the return of this island favorite, on Thursday, August 23, at 7 P.M. at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. 

“The Nantucket Historical Association is delighted to welcome island favorite Bill Schustik to the Whaling Museum once again,” says Melissa Kershaw, Coordinator for Public Programs and Outreach. “His repertoire of nineteenth-century sea chanteys, folk tunes, and ballads combined with his talent as a musician and vocalist is always a toe-tapping treat. This year, Schustik presents memorable tunes that celebrate summers on Nantucket—a time of year when the island is at its best!”

Bill Schustik will always be most at home on Nantucket, pulling up a stool and plucking a few chords on his banjo or guitar while singing for an audience that is mesmerized by his talents.  I would imagine that is why so many of us fall in love with Nantucket in the first place!  The island attracts all kinds of talent, but what's special about this place. — is we get to slow down and actually get a glimpse of what life was like before the 20th century.  I would not call life before the 20th century "simpler" times, but there is a certain depth that we could all use a little more of.  So Nantucket, try to stop texting on Facebook for just little while and treat yourself to an experience that your great - great- great - great grandparents would have enjoyed.  Thank NHA for reminding us that while life will get much faster, we can choose our own tempo.

Seating is limited for this special one-night performance. Contact the NHA at 508-228-1894 to purchase tickets, $25 per person.  Hope to see some of you there - I bet you will be tapping your feet!