The Gypsy Carpenters are the acoustic duo of Burt and Susan Mittelstadt. Known to friends as a human juke box, Burt loves singing and playing guitar. The extent of his repertoire is still a mystery to him and his playing companions. With an uncanny ability to remember lyrics to a tune he heard once 15 years ago you never know what he’ll have a hankering to sing next. Susan plays mandolin and fiddle and sings, too.
Burt and Susan have developed a repertoir that spans the ages. Covering so many eras and genras they struggle to describe their music. They prefer to call it acoustic music. It is sometimes Old time, some times primitive jazz, and sometimes folk. It’s definitely not blugrass. Johnny Mercer, Leonard Cohen, Horace Silver, and Jay Ferrar are some favorite artists. Here’s a few tunes to give you an idea. Keep in mind they are a carpenter and an engineer…
You Ain’t Goin Nowhere
NC Breakdown-Dancing Bear
I’m An Old Cowhand
Let’s Get Away From It All