TRURO - Opening for a roots artist gave Dylan Guthro a chance to take his music in another direction.
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Dylan Guthro, who released his debut album just over two years ago, is set to perform on the Marigold Cultural Centre's stage on May 30 with Mo Kenney. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Guthro, 23, opened for David Myles, which then led to producing a single with Classified.
"I was always a fan of hip-hop and I ended up opening for David Myles," said Guthro, the son of well-known musician Bruce Guthro, who is performing at the Marigold Cultural Centre at the end of the month with Mo Kenney. "I had a song that Classified produced, so that's allowed me to take my love for hip-hop and blend it in to what I like to do."
Before he even started school, music was a huge part of Guthro's life and he just released his debut album two years ago.
"Things have been great since releasing the album. I did some touring, and have had some time to think and do some more collaborations," he said. "I'm now starting down a different path with my music."
Growing up, Guthro said music was all around him on both sides of his family. His parents bought him a guitar before he started school.
"And I've been at it ever since," he said. "I love it all, except for the long travels. I've been doing a bit of producing as well, but I love how it keeps the musical mind fresh."
Guthro met Kenney a few years ago in Ingonish at the Gordie Sampson Songcamp.
"Mo and I have definitely written a couple of songs together. We haven't recorded together yet, but I don't see why we wouldn't," he said. "I think I have the right song for her, and I might have her sing it on my next album."
The young musician has performed a number of times in Truro - with his father and as part of a songwriters' circle with Charlie A'Court.
"It should be a great night. I'm really looking forward to coming back to Truro and the show."
Tickets for the performance are $25.50 and are available at the Marigold box office on Prince Street or online at marigoldcentre.ca. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.