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Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings-Kickapoo Joy Juice
August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Our mission is to perform the weirdest songs from the early days of tin pan alley on the format on which they were first recorded—wax cylinder.
About the Band
Timmy Findlen is a ukulele player from Aroostook County, Maine, but is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the former bandleader of Over A Cardboard Sea: Portland, Maine’s premier ukulele novelty act. When in Maine, he plays in The Vododeyos, a ukulele duo with Joel Eckhaus, with whom he also builds and repairs ukuleles. He also likes ukuleles. He currently plays electric bass with the honky tonk group J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices. See his work with Over A Cardboard Sea.
Lindsay McCaw has been playing American old time music and calling dances for over 15 years. She is also part of several theater and puppet companies, including her own, based in Vermont called The Dolly Wagglers. She has won several musical distinctions such as two-time winner of the Minneapolis Jug Band Contest and four-time first-place winner of the Sheffield Field Days Fiddle contest. See her work with the Dolly Wagglers and The Corn Potato String Band.
Matt Bell is a guitarist from New Orleans, where he is the bandleader and arranger for Bustout Burlesque, a troupe that recreates 1950’s style nightclub entertainment at the House of Blues. In 2012, he received a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from The University of New Orleans, and he now works exclusively as a musician and teacher of the guitar and lap steel. Learn about Bustout Burlesque.
Aaron Jonah Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2007, and he has performed at major festivals from the US to the UK and from Italy to Finland. Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to swing jazz, modern experimental and Turkish classical music projects. He has taught workshops at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. He also plays and teaches banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass and is currently based in Detroit, Michigan. Aaron’s Website.
Joy Patterson is an Artist, Musician, Foley Artist, Clown and Mr. T impersonator living and working in New Orleans. Her mastery of the kazoo and washboard are rumored to exist, and her fashion sense impresses the world via her Etsy Store.