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Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings – Friday Sept 22
September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings are coming to Bangor as part of their incredible two-week tour of The Pine Tree State! If you’ve never heard them before, they’ll knock your socks off! If you HAVE heard them before, you’re probably not wearing socks! This all-star old time novelty jazz & pop quintet has members from such musically esteemed cities as Nashville, Detroit, and New Orleans, so don’t miss their unique take on some of Tin Pan Alley’s most minor hits!
“The Roochies” made their first album completely on wax cylinder (used before spinning discs became popular), and now bring their recorded repertoire to life in a fantastic stage performance that puts a capitol “S” in “Showmanship!” You’ll see and hear fancy fiddling, dueling Hawaiian guitars, ukulele wizardry, brazen banjos, vocal harmonies that sound as if they were polished by hand, a menagerie of toy instruments including a musical pig “Porkestra” , breathtaking ventriloquism, scandalous dancing—and that’s just the intermission!
This group won First Prize for Best Neo-Traditional Band at Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, and everywhere they go audiences invariably cheer, “More!” But don’t worry, The Roochies are about more than just unparalleled musical talent and world class goofy stunts: As a treat for all of the good folks down east, they ‘re including a special segment showcasing songs and sheet music covers from the early 20th century written in and about the State of Maine — all culled from the collections at The Bagaduce Lending Library in Blue Hill!
Fans of Over A Cardboard Sea will see a familiar face or two, and concert goers both young and old are guaranteed to have a ball at this event. This very well may be the show of the season, so don’t miss out!
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
***Please Note that musical events at 58 Main are technically house concerts and are therefore supported only by donation. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and is what allows us to continue bringing high-caliber musical acts to Bangor.
***For those that may have difficulty navigating stairsthis event will be held on our second floor and our bathroom is located in the basement. We do not have a lift or elevator. We understand that this is a barrier for some and sincerely apologize.