Rumpke Mountain Boys
Friday, October 14
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm
Tickets $10 in advance/$12 day of show
The Rumpke Mountain Boys exemplify what it is to be a Jamgrass band as they throw everything into their acoustic repertoire but the kitchen sink. The Cincinnati-based group can play a fired-up fiddle tune or they can put a new spin on Pink Floyd’s “Hey You.” --Citybeat
The Rumpke Mountain Boys combine signature vocals, a unique command of string instruments (acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and banjo) and dynamic special effects into a singular musical experience. An emotion filled musical stream of consciousness with no setlist, minimal structure, and intuitive improvisational flow. In this way, they summon the energy of the crowd as their guide in linking just the right music to precise moments in time.
Grateful Dead Hour host David Gans proclaimed, “One of the things I love about the Rumpke Mountain Boys is that there’s a fundamental honesty in their presentation. This is something they share with my other heroes, Donna the Buffalo and the Grateful Dead. They don’t make set lists ahead of time, they don’t rehearse their songs to a fare-thee-well-- they perform in real time. All four of them write, which is very important, and they draw songs from a tremendous variety of sources... being a musician is a life-long learning experience, if you’re doing it right, and they are.”
Like playing around a campfire, the Boys take turns calling the next tune, distilling shows from a sea of infinite notes created from years of jamming. Drawing upon a growing catalog of originals and and an ecclectic mix of covers, the Rumpke Mountain Boys blend music like a fine Irish whiskey-- the result affectionately dubbed Trashgrass. The Boys titled their 2012 album release with the same name, followed by their 2013 release, Moon, which was recorded at the famed Royal Studios in Memphis. The latest studio release, “High Time, Low Tide” is available mid-January.
The Brokedown Hustlers will open the show. They are a band of outlaws bound by the art of song. They create a lyrically laden ride through through their modernized rendition of old-time and country Americana, with unabashed and often reckless tales of love, traveling, and drinking. You can expect energy and improvisation as Brokedown Hustlers hit the stage.
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