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The Drunken Catfish Ramblers make Jug Bands revive

The Drunken Catfish Ramblers make Jug Bands revive

The Drunken Catfish Ramblers are, at their core, a street band, like the Jug Bands did a hundred years ago, they take us back to the roaring 1920s of Memphis and New Orleans with their folklore blues and ragtime music. They welcome us to the party they created by using a mix of instruments like the Kazoo, the Banjo, the Tuba, The mandolin several guitars and a washboard. It is nice to listen to the Blues of Drunken Catfish Ramblers’.

Playing Blues in the streets

Although young in years, they have a lifetime of collective experience playing the streets of the world they tell us. While the street is their favourite stage, we should not forget to mention the stages they performed on like the Montreal and New Orleans Jazz Fests, Merlefest, Brooklyn Folk Festival and more

The Drunken Catfish Ramblers blues and ragtime revival

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The Drunken Catfish Ramblers – Credit BKHagar bandpage

These Ramblers started years ago as a freight-hopping bunch of travelers swapping songs, bottles and stories as they made their way east from California. But New Orleans was destined to play host to their signature sound. They are an example how old days revive. The blues from Mississippi spread in a similar way throughout the country and over the world. Son House, Muddy Waters and Big Joe Williams all been on that road and like the new cats they enjoyed playing music as much as we do.

The Drunken Catfish Ramblers play music in a wide genre from delta blues to hillbilly jazz with one thing in common; it is al vernacular music. Songs everyone should listen “Dangerous Blues” and the “Jug Band Waltz”.

Musicians of the Drunken Catfish Ramblers

Behind the Drunken Catfish Ramblers are Greg Sherman and “Stalebread” Scottie Swears on Guitar. Backed by the hypnotic drive of R.C.’s Hampton’s washboard and the jug-based style of Robert Ayo’s tuba. Mr. Gunn’s accompaniment provides solid counterpoint, ragging and syncopating the lines with uncommon ease or laying down the melody line with uncanny accuracy.

This band is a joy for every bar around the world, celebrating the blues and ragtime music of the Drunken Catfish Ramblers.

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Downtown Blues performed by The Drunken Catfish Ramblers


 

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