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Join Dillon Bustin to reminisce and remember Indiana musician Quinten “Lotus” Dickey through stories, songs, and the silver screen.  Audiences will hear from Lotus himself during the short film Water from Another Time (1982, co-directed by Bustin, see trailer below), and then sit back and hear one of his long-time friends share poignant personal recollections and perform a hand-picked selection of Lotus Dickey songs. Themes from the film will carry throughout the set: how creative self-expression can be not only a means of life-review and source of strength while aging in place, but also a bridge to the rising generation.

Presented in partnership with Friends of Old Time & Celtic Music.

Water from Another Time portrays three elders living alone—musician and songwriter Lotus Dickey, craftsman and diarist Elmer Boyd, and visual artist and poet Lois Doane. Co-directed by Dillon Bustin and Richard Kane, the film was funded primarily by the Indiana Committee for the Humanities with support from the American Folklife Center. It was released in 1982 and is still in active distribution through Documentary Educational Resources (DER) in Massachusetts and Folkstreams in North Carolina.

Dillon Bustin was raised in Indiana but finished high school in Massachusetts. He arrived in Bloomington in 1969 to attend IU, eventually graduating from the Folklore Institute. During his college years he formed the Indiana Rain-Crows and began documenting isolated rural musicians and artists. He was Lotus Dickey’s musical sidekick until moving back to Massachusetts in 1985 to pursue a career in arts administration and continue his endeavors as a songwriter, filmmaker, playwright, and essayist. His albums include Dillon Bustin’s Almanac and Willow of the Wilderness. He recently retired as artistic director for Hibernian Hall in Boston.

Sunday, September 30


Dillon Bustin: Recordando a Lotus Dickey

Únete a Dillon Bustin  para recordar y recordar al músico de Indiana Quinten “Lotus” Dickey a través de historias, canciones y la gran pantalla. El público escuchará al propio Lotus durante el cortometraje Water from Another Time (1982, co-dirigido por Bustin), y luego se sentará y escuchará a uno de sus amigos de toda la vida compartir conmovedores recuerdos personales y realizar una selección de Lotus a mano canciones de Dickey. Los temas de la película se transmitirán a lo largo del set: cómo la autoexpresión creativa puede ser no solo un medio de revisión de la vida y una fuente de fortaleza durante el envejecimiento en el lugar, sino también un puente para la generación en ascenso.