Jim Kweskin & Meredith Axelrod
Jim Kweskin & Meredith Axelrod
Jim & Meredith & Suzy radiate charm, humor, sophistication and super talent
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Sat. Dec. 8 at 2pm $17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent
Jim Kweskin is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band. During the five years they were together, they successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for their good-humored performances. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead, a Los Angeles jug band that became the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and a New York jug band that became the Lovin' Spoonful. No other group attained their unique blend of youthful energy and antiquarian expertise, tight musicianship, loose camaraderie, and infectious swing. Since his Jug band days Jim has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician, and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist. There's an endearing sense of good humor to Kweskin's interpretations that makes his performances a delight. Because of his vast repertoire and love of the music, Kweskin is recognized as one of the best interpreters of the great American songbook. Kweskin says "I don't cover songs, I uncover them".
Meredith Axelrod: is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in American roots music. Delightfully engaging and unassumingly comic, Meredith Axelrod envisions the limitless potential of early twentieth century music, whether it be Ragtime, Music Hall, Pop Standard, Boogie Woogie, Tin Pan Alley, String band, Jazz, Country, Blues or Jug Band music, and embodies the spirit that brought the music into existence in the first place. Her vocal style is unusual, probably because she learned to sing by listening to the way folks did it a century ago through the medium of 78-rpm records. As a solo artist, she has headlined her own shows at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, CA, opened for the Cheap Suit Serenaders and for David Bromberg, and toured as far as Australia and New Zealand.
Suzy Thompson: is one of the rare musicians today who has mastered the acoustic blues violin, following in the footsteps of earlier masters like Lonnie Chatmon, Clifford Hayes and Eddie Anthony. Suzy is unique in her ability to combine fiddle, vocals and guitar in the blues and ragtime idioms. She has performed and recorded with such renowned artists as Mike Seeger, Darol Anger, Laurie Lewis, Beausoleil, Peter Rowan, Maria Muldaur, Jody Stecher, Del Rey, Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Alice Gerrard, D.L. Menard, Jane Voss, Rinde Eckert, the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, Sukay, and Frankie Armstrong, among others.
Artist sites and sounds: http://jimkweskin.com and http://meredithaxelrod.com and
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Michael's on Main (View)
2591 S. Main Street
Soquel, CA 95073
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