Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck play at NVU-Johnson Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The show’s part of the monthly Live From Dibden series, which focuses this fall on Vermont-grown Americana. Thayer has been writing and singing songs for as long as he can remember, pursuing a creative vision that seeks to lead Americana music into the future. Fifteen years ago he made a life-altering decision to leave the city for the Green Mountains of Vermont. It was there that he explored the Delta blues, playing slide guitar for the original Elbow and began a relationship with the banjo — both in the bluegrass group, The Benders, and on his own — that continues to this day. Tickets are free for students and $10 for adults, at the door or at northernvermont.edu/events.