FRI NOV 6 - 8pm (doors 7pm)
Rare appearance of fidding fever legends...
Marimac Artists & Old-Time String Band Heroes
THE VOLO BOGTROTTERS
"Every bit as good as the New Lost City Ramblers."
- Folk Roots, 1998
featuring the 6 big personalities of:
Catfish Steve Rosen, Fred Campeau, Chirps Smith,
Jim Nelson, Dr. DoSido Paul Tyler, & Tony Scarimbolo
The Volo Bogtrotters..
The Volo Bogtrotters offer an infectious brand of classic old time music that, played straight from the heart, has made them one of the most sought after string bands in the Midwest. For over fifteen years, they have delighted audiences, dancers and listeners by serving up a mix of humorous and poignant old time songs along with rare and archaic traditional tunes. Their full, driving sound is most often achieved with twin fiddles, clawhammer banjo, guitar, and string bass, but on occasion, their instrumental mix swells to include banjo uke, harmonica, mandolin and slide guitar.
Where ever they go, the Volos bring with them a talent and enthusiasm for old time music that has made them a favorite for festivals, concerts and dances. Most recently the Volos delighted a live studio audience at Iowa Public Television as part of that network’s long-running series Old Time Country Music – the rest of the US will be able to catch the broadcast in Spring 2000.– and in one of the highly-prized showcase slots at the North American Folk Music & Dance Alliance convention in Cleveland. The coming year will also see the Volos perform at wonderful new concert hall at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, at the Big Muddy Folk Festival along the banks of the Missouri River in Boonville, and at the California Traditional Music Society’s Summer Solstice Festival. Just added, a return to the Wheatland Old Time Music Festival in Remus, Michigan, one of the Midwest’s biggest and best folk festivals.
The Volo sound has won critical acclaim for four recordings on Marimac . Their recent CD, Old Time String Band With Vocal Accompaniment was one of the most played old time music CDs according to playlists reported to the FOLK-DJ internet mailing list.