EAST HARDWICK – “Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings” will perform at the East Hardwick Grange on Tuesday, August 4 and Friday, August 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The group is an old-time novelty jazz and pop quintet with a unique take on some of Tin Pan Alley’s most minor hits.
“The Roochies” share a love of antiquated pop tunes, and made their first album completely on wax cylinder (used before spinning discs became popular). The group mines the zaniest and most obscure songs from the early 20th century and records them for a new audience to underscore both the absurdity and importance of popular music in American history. This group won First Prize for Best Neo-Traditional Band at Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, and has toured extensively throughout the country with their musical talent and goofy stunts. Concertgoers, both young and old, should enjoy the show.
Seats are limited at the two performances at the Grange Hall at 88 East Church Street. Reserve your pay-what-you-want tickets at the link below, or make a donation at the show. Refreshments and band merchandise will be available for sale in the lobby: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roochie-toochie-and-the-ragtime-shepherd-kings-tickets-333110952827?aff=ebdsoporgprofile