GET STOMPERIZED! It’s Ladies’ Choice, womenfolk! Nab you a partner and head on over to the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy at 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill for some old school good times this 4th of July weekend! It’s a Sadie Hawkins Day Extravaganza featuring refreshments, photos, and the musical stylings of the Capital Region’s favorite Washboard Band, the Ramblin Jug Stompers. The party begins at 7:30pm on Saturday July 2nd and ends in plenty of time for you to head out to Dutchman’s Landing for the annual Catskill fireworks display.
Celebrating its first decade, Ramblin Jug Stompers play 78 rpm Music for the 21st century. With banjo, mandolin, guitar, washboard and more, the popular Albany, NY jug band “Stomperizes” every song it touches, pulling the beat back to “ramblin speed” and adding comic flourishes, sharp musicianship and Spike Jones-like looniness to each tune it plays—whether from the songbag of Roger Miller, The Memphis Jug Band, Louis Armstrong or Doc Watson.
Ramblin Jug Stompers are represented with two albums, the live set “Crooked Songs”, recorded at the legendary Caffe Lena, and the studio disc “Hobo Nickel”. The all-star combo is also featured, with its funky American string band take of Uncle Dave Macon’s “Old Plank Road,” on the compilation “Jugs Across America.”
Ramblin Jug Stompers are a favorite at nightclubs, festivals, colleges and concert venues, including: The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Caffè Lena, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Berkshire Harvest Festival, First Night Saratoga, Albany Tulip Festival, Union College, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, Club Helsinki, The Kirkland Arts Center, The Howland Cultural Center, The Egg and The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) among others.
Tickets for the Ramblin Jug Stompers Sadie Hawkins Day Extravaganza are $15, $10 for patrons age 21 and under, and go on sale at the door one half hour prior to the performance. For more information, visit BridgeSt.org or call 518-943-3818.
“The quartet’s exuberantly soulful, all-acoustic throwdown features odes both classic and obscure, each bristling with low-down energy that could be mustered only by the gleefully grizzled.” —Chronogram