SARANAC LAKE Be sure to take advantage of that extra hour of sleep Sunday, because the party doesnt stop after Halloween weekend. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Bluseed Studios will host a non-partisan Celebration of Democracy, starting at 7:30 p.m., and the community is invited to watch the national and local elections unfold. The evening will feature musician and raconteur Brian Dewan, a performer who will be featured on National Pubic Radios Nov. 1 installment of Weekend Edition. A number of local political enthusiasts will give speeches, and attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts as well. Dewan is a multi-media artist who specializes in audio-visual performance and musical instrument design. A resident of Upstate New York, Dewan has been featured on collaborations with notable acts, including: They Might Be Giants, Blue Man Group, Sesame Street, Flaming Fire, Jed Davis, The Music Tapes, Losers Lounge and The Musical Stones of Skiddaw. He has also produced three albums of original work and has performed internationally. Dewans work, however, is best summed up in his own words. My work consists of a number of miscellaneous endeavors, which make me, I guess, and odd jobber, he said. I do solo shows where I sing either my own songs or historical songs with electrical accompaniment or auto-harp. Those historical songs comprise Dewans first two full-length albums, his 1993 premiere Brian Dewan Tells the Story (Bar None Records) and The Operating Theatre (1998, Instinct Records). His upcoming event at Bluseed will focus heavily on historical music from political campaigns dating back to the early 1800s. A lot of songs are very satirical, Dewan said. They all pertain to the rational process of electing a leader, but note the irrational things involved with a campaign. As far as human events are concerned, these songs are interesting artifacts. The songs are both humorous and contemplative, but in most cases, the audience finds his work almost unbelievable. People always think that I must have changed the words to these campaign songs, added Dewan. But its all verbatim. I dont alter anything that I take from the historical spectrum. The audience doesnt believe the lyrics are true, because it doesnt fit into how people think things happened. Dewan grew up in Lexington, Mass., where his love of music was sparked early on at 4-H camp. The educational and conversational aspects of folk music caught his attention, and his career began blossoming. Dewan said that is was the little-known music that existed outside of the popular continuum that really interested him. I like the music that connects on a more human level, rather than at the large, popular-scale, he said. There is this wonderful species of folk music that exists outside of economic pressures. Dewan has also found his niche in the realm of visual arts, most notably with his project I Can See, a series of filmstrips utilizing reels from mid-twentieth century educational films as a spring-board for his artistic intervention. Each panel of the filmstrip features a drawing by Dewan, and is accompanied by his own soundtracks. His filmstrip projects will be published later this year on a DVD entitled Focus: The collected filmstrips of Brian Dewan. Refreshments will be provided at Bluseed and continuous coverage of the election will be available via television. A five dollar donation is appreciated at the door. To see Dewan perform his piece, Jimmy Carter says Yes, visit www.youtube.com and keyword search brian dewan carter.