Not Dead Yet, Not Dead Yet, Not Dead, Not Dead, Not Dead Yet

Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob lays claim to Red Hook tonight. The boss told a Philly Web site that his hard-picking crew “sticks its hands up the ass of American music, grabs it by the throat, and pulls it inside-out.”

As I once said somewhere: “There’s great yin/yang at work when the forever whimsical Rounder balances his anything-goes persona against that of the comparatively academic (no diss – who wouldn’t be?) John Cohen. Due to it, this ever-changing gaggle of singers and strummers is unique in the Stampfel resume. Crazed gospel, boo-hoo bluegrass, kids’ songs for adults, giddy swing, Jeannie Scofield‘s barn dance harmonies, and the most arrestingly scratchy fiddle you’ll ever hear. They’ll take a flying leap at anything if it’s old-timey enough.” Shambolar!

Got Peter’s latest?

2 responses to “Not Dead Yet, Not Dead Yet, Not Dead, Not Dead, Not Dead Yet

  1. jimby,

    here’s an idea coming off your “what did you listen to this morning………”

    for the past ten years i usually wake up with a song in my head.
    usually all bad!!!

    how ’bout asking that one?


  2. wishin’ i was in brooklyn tonight.

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