Roadside Ramblers

Highway 89

  • Aug 11, 2017 2:00 am
  • 56:50

In this episode we go back to what some people call "The Jazz Age." It's the era of Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five, and of youth rebellion. It's the Roaring Twenties, brought to you by the Roadside Ramblers, specializing in 20's and 30's jazz that takes you right to the heart of New Orleans. The Roadside Ramblers have been sharing their love of early jazz with audiences for years, but their shows aren't just about the music. Show up to one of their gigs and you'll find folks dressed up in period-accurate attire and dance instructors helping bring the era to life. While they didn't bring the dancers tonight, they did bring the foot-tapping classics they're famous for, and a wealth of experience and information about the music and its history and significance. Musicians: Jory Woodis - Clarinet; Austie Robinson - Trumpet; Stephen Tobian - Tenor and Soprano Saxophone; Kurt Reeder - Piano; Adam Overacker - Upright Bass; Michael Tobian - Drums; Sam Payne - Vocals on "St. James Infirmary Blues"; Repertoire: Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey; Sunny Side of the Street; Rosetta; St James Infirmary Blues; Roses of Picardy; Stompin at the Savoy; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; Bourbon Street Parade; When the Saints Go Marching In; Follow Highway 89 on twitter: @byuh89 and on instagram: @byuh89