Music & Dinner Specials

Welcome To The Wildcat Inn & Tavern in Beautiful Downtown Jackson, NH

Cold River Radio Mini Series

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This exciting new format for the Wildcat will feature Jon Sarty as the opening act for most performances at 7:30 Pm with the main act taking the stage at 8:30 PM.  The Tavern will be set in night club format with white table cloths and candle light with a small dance floor in front of the stage.  Guests will be invited to dine and dance while enjoying the wonderful music and great stories told by these special performers in this concert setting.
As part of The Wildcat’s commitment to supporting local, regional and national performers, all mini-concert series events will be ticketed events.
Please join us at The Wildcat Inn & Tavern for these very special performances.  Please visit us on Facebook for our 2017 line-up including local legends Acoustic Nuisance.  See you at The Wildcat for the Cold River Radio Mini Concert Series.

Dinner Reservations are Required for Guaranteed Seating
Tickets may also be available at the door but these shows often sell out.

Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring David Massengill – March 25th

By birth a Tennessean, David Massengill “emigrated” to the Greenwich Village folk scene in the mid-70’s, walking the same streets and playing the same storied coffee houses as Dylan and Van Ronk.

David MassengillThirty years later, he’s still walking those streets—but now he’s being recognized universally for his pivotal role in keeping the American folk music tradition alive. Called “a master of vivid lyrical imagery”(Boston Globe), David continues to create beautiful and poignant “story songs” that are intimate and relevant and tug at your emotions. Songs like “Rider On An Orphan Train“ a narrative ballad ringing with truth and anguish” (Washington Post), “Number One In America”, a riveting and ironic civil rights anthem” (Boston Globe) and the biting political statement, “The Gambler”, a thing of beauty about all things ugly” (Barry Crimmins).

His songs have been covered and recorded by Joan Baez, The Roches, Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Russell, Nanci Griffith and his mentor, Dave Van Ronk, who said David “took the dull out of dulcimer!”  Notes Music Boulevard, “That David made the lap dulcimer his instrument of choice tells us a lot about the soft-spoken native of eastern Tennessee. He accompanies his performance with an instrument indelibly Appalachian, yet conquers even the most urban of musical communities. He does it without losing that remarkable gift for true storytelling.”

Musical Style: American Folk

Website: davidmassengill.com