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Get ready for the Old Time Music Festival this coming July...
This American roots music event will include new bands, children’s activities and delicious food choices from local businesses during the day. Come for the day or just a few hours — the music will sooth your soul or set your feet on fire!
Saturday, July 23
All Day — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The 3rd Annual Old Time Music Festival returns this summer with American roots music, children's activities and food in the beautiful Genoa Town Park.
Returning Groups this year are:
Quake City Jug Band
Miss Lonely Hearts
Large Bills Accepted
New Groups this year are:
How Long Jug Band
Assited Living (Chorus of the Comstock Barbershop Quartet)
Large Bills Accepted plunks out acoustic western ragtime featuring CW Bayer on ragtime guitar, Professor Gary Lyon on cowbell, Uncle Jack McFarland on washboard, Mr. Spoons (Steve Suwe) on spoons and Doc Tom Dose on doghouse bass.
Performing regularly in Northern Nevada at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, the 3rd Street Farmer’s Market, the Kit Carson Rendezvous held in June and Comma Coffee on Carson Street in downtown Carson City most every Monday, Large Bills Accepted has thrilled millions with old time wonder.
Members: Lynn Zonge, Brad Hart, Michael Suglia, Michael Chambon
A Brief History of Suspect Terrane!
A suspicious blend of bluegrass, roots rock and folk, served up with a healthy side of original recipes. In geologic terms, an exotic terrane is a landmass that was formed in some other part of the world and was rafted by plate tectonics to its present location. But Suspect Terrane, well that just might be exotic, or it might not be — there’s an uncertainty to its status — it is Suspect!
As an eclectic acoustic band, Suspect Terrane identifies with this catchy geologic jargon. Our musical influences have rafted together from all parts of the musical world: Classical, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, rock-and-roll, reggae, folk, country... and the list goes on.
Our musical offerings reflect this diverse world of influences, as we offer up a blend of bluegrass, roots rock, folk, and our own originals. Suspect Terrane features Brad Hart on mandolin and vocals, Lynn Zonge on guitar and vocals, Michael Chambon on banjo, dobro and vocals, and Mike Suglia on bass.
The Chorus of the Comstock has been a registered chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (a.k.a. The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, or SPEBSQSA) for over 25 years.
We are a fraternal organization of gentlemen who share the hobby of singing a capella music in the barbershop style.
We perform both for the entertainment of the community as well as for our own pleasure. The Chorus of the Comstock provides a musical repertoire and the necessary vocal and performance training to support a performing Barbershop Chorus as well as several Barbershop Quartets.
Our membership is comprised of a wide variety of the community; doctors and carpenters, salesmen and computer systems engineers, business owners and government employees. Members come from as far away as South Lake Tahoe, California and Fernley, Nevada. Many of us are retired; many are not. We are all dedicated to our hobby of singing in good harmony and fellowship.
Members: Anna Tivel plays fiddle and mandolin. Arlo Leach plays guitar, mandolin, harmonica and jug. Marc Greenstein plays washboard, washtub bass and jug. Nick McCann plays harmonica, ukulele, banjitar and guitar.
A Little Bit About Us…
Jug bands traditionally play a mixture of different genres and the How Long Jug Band is no exception. Following great jug bands from the depression era, the 1960's and the present day, the How Longs switch from blues to early jazz to ragtime, with a few detours along the way. The common elements are homemade instruments — trading drums for a washboard, trumpet for kazoo and tuba for jug — and an easygoing attitude that is a pleasure to see and hear. The band is based in Portland, OR.
Arlo Leach (guitar) is a Jug Band Hall of Fame inductee and built a jug band iPhone app. Anna Tivel (fiddle) was inspired by her grandfather who played violin — first classical, then roots music. Marc Greenstein (washboard) most recently played drums in Egg Plant. Nick McCann (harmonica) plays the guitar, banjitar and ukulele and harmonica.
Influences include: Memphis Jug Band, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Jim Kweskin, John Hurt, Louis Jordan — and many others.
A new approach to some old fashioned, back-country, roots-a-billy music is the heart of Miss Lonely Hearts.
The resounding percussion emanating from the home-made suitcase drum set blends masterfully with the thumping upright bass, and accompanies the howling and caterwauling of the harmoniously harmonized vocals resulting in a truly unique homemade sound.
The sardonic, apocalyptic influence of Tom Waits, alongside the lyrical genius and melodic sensibilities of Hank Williams Sr. and Woody Guthrie, can be heard within the music. Deeply entrenched in the roots music that has evolved in this nation, Miss Lonely Hearts has dug out a unique niche for themselves, and can drive a crowd to a near fever pitch.
From their Web page...
Five dudes, copious liquor, and a fine shoe collection. The stuff dreams are made of...
The Band: Wyatt J. Hesemeyer — Guitar, harmonica, Vocals, chaos... Patrick O'Connor — Suitcase percussion, and merrymaking Doug Keen — Upright bass, vocalities, and monster noises Keith Cary — A little bit of everything, but mainly lapsteel & mandolin. Sasha Prawalski — Our good friend can be heard on Canary & From An Old Man
Quake City Jug Band serves up classic swing, blues, folk and novelty songs, peppered with tap dancing, feather boas and infectious musical mayhem.
Quake City really was a jug band when it started in 1997. The band’s genesis occurred at the San Francisco Folk Club, in Faith Petric’s music room, when Dennis Campagna, Myron and Natasha discovered a mutual appreciation for upbeat, slightly quirky music. Uncorked, the band’s first CD, was released in 2000, and reflects their original jug band sound, with washtub bass, banjo, jug, 12-string guitar and kazoos.
Though the instrumentation and lineup have evolved, the band’s jug spirit remains. Since 2001, QCJB features multiple vocalists with mandolin, guitar, accordion, stand-up bass, harmonica and, of course, tap dancing. The repertoire includes original arrangements of standards (Choo Choo Ch-Boogie, It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing), songs to listen and laugh to (Dance Around in Your Bones, My Dog Loves Your Dog, Intelligent Design) and a handful of originals (Poultrygeist, Lunch with Jesus). Greetings from Quake City was released in 2006.
QCJB is hard at work this summer recording its third CD: Cordon Bleu, available early fall 2010.
QCJB‘s current lineup has been together since 2001. The band is a quartet, but most often performs with one or more of their favorite guest artists.
Natasha Haugnes — vocals, tap dancing, guitar, snare drum, washboard
Myron Grossman — stand-up bass, harmonica, vocals
Steve Scott — mandolin, vocals, stand-up bass
John Tuttle — guitar, accordion, vocals
Recent honorary QCJBers include Doug Cross (saxophone, vocals), Ted Silverman (mandolin, guitar), Michael Schwartz (guitar), Kerry Parker (fiddle), Victor Landweber (guitar), Mark Gagliardi (guitar, harmonica, vocals), John Bidwell (dobro) and Jeff Terflinger (fiddle).