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29th April 2018
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29th April 2018
Crich Glebe Field Centre
Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son is one of North America’s foremost and popular authentic old-time Roots bands. If you imagine the world through sepia-tinted glasses and step back in time to the dusty Wild West, and enter a crusty old saloon, this is the band you would probably want to hear!
A visual delight as much as a musical kick up the pants, Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son transport audiences to rumbustious times when self-proclaimed Quacks flogged snake-oil as a miracle cure-all for everything from syphilis to broken hearts. These are the frontier settlements where the men were wild and the women wilder!
This dynamic and entertaining musical vaudeville show has it all; astounding musicianship and fearless grooves. They are regular visitors to the UK and Europe where they are huge favourites on the festival circuit.
Enthusiastic historians of deep-South old-time fiddle and banjo music, Sheesham and Lotus and ‘Son have created a feast for ears and eyes alike, in a style that is very much their own. Fiddle, Banjo & Sousaphone make up the core of this outfit, complimented by instruments of their own creation such as the Sepia-phonic Monophone, and the Contrabass-Harmoniphonium. Harmonicas, Jaw Harps, Bones & BuckDance also feature, and their set is peppered with humour and anecdote.
The show has its roots in the Vaudeville & Juke Joints of the American South, where Mississippi Riverfolk meet the Appalachian Highlanders; blues meet fiddle tunes; creating a rollicking & full flamed conviviality one might consider outrageous! This show is vividly antique in both sight and sound, and the band’s excellent musicianship sets them apart as true innovators of their craft.
Suitable for those aged 10 and over.