White Ghost Shivers, Urban Pioneers, The Ford Theatre Reunion

White Ghost Shivers

Urban Pioneers

The Ford Theatre Reunion

Fri. May 25, 2018

9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

White Ghost Shivers
White Ghost Shivers
Peeling the faces off the unsuspecting since 1999, we revel in string-band music from the 20s and 30s, mixing early jazz, hokum, vaudeville, ragtime, western swing and hillbilly, yet unleashing the gutterous underbelly of a pseudo-rock world gone wrong. YEE HAW!

Imagine a smorgasbord of Cab Calloway, circus sideshow, KISS, cabaret, Hee Haw and Robert Johnson served up at Andy Kaufman's bat-mitzvah. A joyous mixture of the absurd and sublime, the five-piece ensemble gracefully blends a musical amalgam of Hokum Blues, Hillbilly Swing, Country and Hot Jazz.

Winners of over 10 Austin Music awards, the band's forte has always been the ability to morph and suit itself to virtually any occasion, from the rowdiest of juke joints, to a 5 year old's birthday party, whilst leaving everyone with a big smile!
Urban Pioneers
Urban Pioneers
Mix one part Texas fiddle, one part Tennessee banjo, a splash of guitar, stir it with a doghouse bass and you have a swingin’ cocktail for your ears known as the Urban Pioneers.
“Hillbilly Swing Music is true to the title, filled with fun ditties and infectious reels that reawaken the simple joy of primitive American string music in a way that is invigorating and fun, yet still enriching with intelligent turns and deceptively-smart songwriting.
Their fourth overall record...really is a step up in quality across the board from the trio, from the songwriting, to the production, to simply the audio grade of the recordings. It’s probably worthy of naming as their best record yet.
A former classically trained violinist and an enlisted man in the Navy take time from trapping feral hogs on their property in North Texas to play a few songs for you to help spin the troubles away. This is what old time primitive country is all about.”
The Ford Theatre Reunion
The Ford Theatre Reunion
Citing influences as diverse as punk, balkan, jazz, metal, nightmares, & wet dreams, Kentucky’s Ford Theatre Reunion creates a sound that defies easy definition. In one moment ethereal vocals drift over flighty clarinet and melancholy accordion, & in the next moment it’s a full-bore, guitar-snarling rock n’ roll assault.
Venue Information:
Barleycorn's
608 E. Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS, 67202
http://barleycornswichita.com/