Roots ‘n’ Ruckus at the Jalopy Theater: Live Recording From the Feb. 20th Show

Jalopy Theater – Redhook Brooklyn, 2/20/08:

Peter Stampfel, Sam Shepard, Pat Conte, Citizen Kafka at Roots ‘n’ Ruckus Jalopy Feb 20 2008
Peter Stampfel, Pat Conte, Sam Shepard and Citizen Kafka perform live at Roots ‘n’ Ruckus at the Jalopy Theater. (photo by Eli Smith)

This is a recording of the Roots ‘n’ Ruckus show, briefly mentioned in today’s New York Times piece, “The Sound Is Rural, the Setting Urban,”
which takes place every Wednesday at the Jalopy Theater in Redhook Brooklyn. The recording here is from the show on 2/20/08.

This particular show had special guests! – Playing together were Peter Stampfel (of the Holy Modal Rounders and Fugs), Sam Shepard (the playwright and actor), Pat Conte (Otis Brothers, Secret Museum of Mankind) and Citizen Kafka. The show also featured Dom Flemons (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) and many of the Roots ‘n’ Ruckus regulars: Down Home’s own Eli Smith (hope you enjoy my set!), Feral Foster, Jessy Carolina and Hubby Jenkins. This is a long show, running more than 2.5 hours. I’ve split it into 2 sections, see above. Peter, Sam, etc’s set starts at 31:00 minutes in the 1st part.

If you’re trying to figure out who’s who on the recording, the order of performances is as follows:

Part 1: Eli Smith; Feral Foster and Jessy Carolina; Peter, Sam, Pat & Citizen

Part 2: Dom Flemons; Feral Foster; Hubby Jenkins with Dom Flemons.

Peter, Sam, Pat and Citizen played at Roots ‘n’ Ruckus again on March 26t, 2008. That appearance is now posted here as well. Click the 3rd play button above.

For more information check out the Folk Music In NewYork section of this page.

See below for more pictures:

Peter Stampfel, Sam Shepard, Pat Conte, Citizen Kafka at Roots ‘n’ Ruckus Jalopy Feb 20 2008

Peter Stampfel, Sam Shepard, Pat Conte, Citizen Kafka at Roots ‘n’ Ruckus Jalopy Feb 20 2008
Peter Stampfel, Pat Conte, Sam Shepard and Citizen Kafka perform live at Roots ‘n’ Ruckus at the Jalopy Theater. (All photos by Eli Smith)

Dom Flemmons at Roots 'n' Ruckus
Dom Flemons

Some of The Roots ‘n’ Ruckus Regulars:

Feral Foster at Roots 'n' Ruckus
Feral Foster

Jessy Carolina at Roots 'n' Ruckus
Jessy Carolina

Eli Smith at Roots 'n' Ruckus
Eli Smith

Hubby Jenkins at Roots 'n' Ruckus
Hubby Jenkins

Frank Hoier at Roots 'n' Ruckus
Frank Hoier

Feral Foster Fall Down at Roots 'n' Ruckus
Feral Foster Falls Down at Roots ‘n’ Ruckus

*All photos by Eli Smith, except the one of Eli, taken by Beth Manes


3 Responses to “Roots ‘n’ Ruckus at the Jalopy Theater: Live Recording From the Feb. 20th Show”

  1. Bill Ackerbauer Says:

    Sounds like a great show. The Dom Flemmons set is especially great listening — wish I could have been there! I think/hope he’s right about us being on the cusp of a roots-music emergence. But then again, sometimes the current is stronger when it’s under the surface, if you catch my meaning.

    Keep up the great work on this site. Maybe I’ll trek downstate to catch the Roots N Ruckus sometime.

    Take it easy and fry it greasy!

  2. Alex Says:

    what was that quill thing dom flemmons (& Henry Thomas) used? How was he able to play it whilst playing the guitar? How was it attatched? It’d be great if you could post some more pictures

    Anyway I don’t comment often so I’ll take my chance now to say how much I love Down Home Radio. You’re doing an awesome job

  3. Eli Smith Says:

    Hey Alex,

    Thanks! Glad you like the show. Check out these links for photos of how to mount your panpipes so that you can play them while playing guitar. Its a great thing to do!!

    - Eli

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3180/2799065306_ce7eb61daf.jpg?v=0

    http://flickr.com/photos/25210328@N05/2798216857/

    http://flickr.com/photos/25210328@N05/2517043568/

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