Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong
Saturday, January 7, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)roots revivalist modern vaudevillians $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
January 07 8:00 pm

Sourdough Slim with Robert ArmstrongJoin roots music revivalists Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong in celebrating the release of their new CD, Oh, Sweet Mama! Sourdough and Robert are passionate about the music they play and the culture from which it springs. Proud torch-bearers of America’s rich roots music heritage, the two demonstrate their enthusiasm while spotlighting numbers from the new CD, from the first catchy bars of "My Last Old Dollar" to the last wistful strains of their phenomenal re-creation of Stan Jones’ immortal "Riders In The Sky."

These showmen extraordinaire joyously rekindle the country blues, western classics, vintage jazz, and string band repertoire of rural America in the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s. Whether they’re capturing the haunting refrain of a Jimmie Rodgers blue yodel or swinging out a hot novelty number, the fun these two cut-ups have on stage leads to a contagious good time for everyone in the house.

Long-time fans will remember the two as founding members of a pair of California's favorite acoustic combos–Sourdough started the 8th Avenue String Band and Robert helped form the Cheap Suit Serenaders. Between them they share a provocative array of period instruments including (but not limited to) flat-top guitar, national steel guitar, baritone and soprano ukulele, musical saw, accordion, six-string banjo, and harmonica. These modern day vaudevillians capture a sound and moment in time that consistently delights fun-loving music fans wherever they perform, whether it’s onstage at venues like Carnegie Hall and Strawberry Music Festival, or over the airwaves on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion.

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