"But the cat came back the very next day. The cat came back - they thought he was a gonner, but the cat came back. He just wouldn't stay away . . . "
|| John DuRant |
From half a dozen kids at the single-street New Market Day's Festival to an audience of several thousand at the Children's Festival for the Chesapeake Bay, (Pier Six Music Pavilion, downtown Baltimore), the "Old World Troubadour" John DuRant has performed for children of all ages with his old-favorites-songs and more recent tunes, as well as his many stories - acted out as much as told.
For over five years, John has hosted the Troubadour Show on Frederick CableVision, featuring local children and drawing upon the talents of many other, well known regional entertainers for song, mime, and storytelling.
A perennial performer at many outdoor festivals, such as the Maryland Renaissance Festival and the Great Waterford Fair, John's strolling performances fascinate children, while his stage shows allow kids to participate in their own music and storytelling adventures.
An experienced lutanist and expert singer himself, his CD album The Cat Came Back is an asset to any child's (or adult's) music collection - fifteen delightful, serious and funny songs from his "Troubadour Show" repertory.