Deep Gold, the music project of Vinalhaven singer/songwriter Nick Farago, will perform Saturday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at Yvette Torres Gallery, 464 Main St. on the second floor.

Deep Gold is anchored by Farago’s singular voice, a dark and sultry croon that belies the musician’s 20-something years (and draws comparison to Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits). Also performing will be Robin Lane on cello and Joe Cough on keys and trumpet.

Although Deep Gold draws inspiration from either personal experience or classic American authors with “a strong sense of dramatic story and moral reckoning,” he holds Randy Newman in the highest regard as a songwriter.

The debut Deep Gold album was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville. Producer Jon Estes recorded the core tracks to tape, giving the music a rich, authentic sound. He also arranged three-piece horn and string sections, adding lush counterpoint to Deep Gold’s sparse, moody songs.

Lane, a classically trained cellist, will open the evening with a mix of jazz covers and original compositions he describes as “soulfully infused electro cello.” Both Lane and Cough are Midcoast Music Academy instructors.

The show is free, with a suggested donation of $10. Deep Gold’s album will be available for purchase.  For more information, visit The track “The Hellhounds” can be heard on SoundCloud, linked below.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or