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An Evening with Baby Gramps – [blues / ragtime / hokum / folk]
September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WHEN: Sunday September 17, 2017
DOORS: 6pm | SHOW: 7pm
GENRE: blues / ragtime / hokum / folk
AGES: all ages
SEATING: seated general admission
TICKETS: $10 adv. / $12 d.o.s. / $20 VIP (guaranteed seating in 1st three rows!)
Baby Gramps: “The Van Gogh of Americana Music”
Old-Time Salty Vaudevillian: Baby Gramps plays an antique acoustic National steel-bodied resonator guitar, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20’s & 30’s, folksongs, sing-a-longs, and many originals with wordplay, vaudeville antics, hilarious lyrics, animated guitar playing, and throat singing. He has an endless and varied repertoire which he draws upon to complement the ambiance of the show. His extensive repertoire has provided him with opportunities to share shows with blues musicians, traditional folk musicians, and jam bands. Whatever the audience, he keeps them engaged with his energy, humor, and spontaneity.
According to Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is one of the 50 most influential musicians of the last 100 years.
Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys , a two-CD set produced by Hal Willner and Johnny Depp, brought the name Baby Gramps into the homes of those who bought the collection for its rare and one-off Bono, Sting, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Thompson, Bryan Ferry, Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed, Martin Carthy, Johnny Depp (as Jack Sh*t), and others. Yet, with all that star power, it was the Baby Gramps track, “Cape Cod Girls” that got top billing (side one, cut one). He’s also the artist they sent to The Late Show with David Letterman to plug the CD with Tony Garnier, Bob Dylan’s bass player and band leader, backing him up on bass. This motley crew (from the CD) including Baby Gramps, Tim Robbins (actor), and Shane McGowan took the CD on tour in England, Ireland, and Australia.
In recent years Baby Gramps participated in 7 films including a jug band documentary, a “Louie Louie” documentary, and an update of the academy award nominated film “Streetwise”.
“Mixing the myth-making mystique of a traveling troubadour of the past with an incredible array of musical influences, there is no other performer out there on the road today quite like Baby Gramps.” —
— Sean McCourt, Santa Cruz Sentinel