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Roots n’ Ruckus Fest! Celebrating 10 Years!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Feral Foster has been hosting his Roots n Ruckus folk music variety show for 10 years!  It’s an amazing show and to me is the heart of the folk music scene here in New York City.  It takes place every Wednesday from 9pm till late at the Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Feral has organized a 10th anniversary festival featuring 40+ bands, great music Wednesday-Saturday at the Jalopy.  This festival is bringing back many of the original performers from this scene as well as numbers of performers and bands that have played the show over the years.

As always, Roots n Ruckus is FREE! No cover… Check it out!

Best of the 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival Live Album!

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Hello everybody –

Do you have your copy of the “Best of the 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival” live album!?  This is a collection of nineteen incredible live recordings made at the 2013 Brooklyn Folk Festival and issued by Jalopy Records.  Performers include John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers, Jerron “Blindboy” Paxton, The Cactus Blossoms, Mamie Minch and Tamar Korn, Jeffrey Lewis and others…  Order your copy and listen to samples at

1. They Sailed Away from Dublin Bay / The Galtee Reel
Joey Abarta

2. Blues Stay Away from Me
Mamie Minch & Tamar Korn

3. Chickasaw Train Blues
Whiskey Spitters

4. When First Unto This Country
Jackson Lynch

5. Catfish Blues
Jerron “Blindboy” Paxton

6. Strawberry Blues
The Down Hill Strugglers

7. The Coo-Coo Bird
John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers

8. Stani Mi, Majchu (Traditional Bulgarian Song) (more…)

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On Tour Through OH, KY and TN…

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Hello everybody,

The Dust Busters are heading out on tour again, this time to the great states of Ohio and Kentucky! We will be on tour from Nov. 15th – Nov. 20th, all the dates are below. We are pleased and honored to be performing at To Sing With You Once More: A musical memorial benefiting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Mike Seeger Scholarship Fund. This concert was organized my Michael Oberst of The Tillers, one of our very favorite bands! It is a tribute to the music and work of Mike Seeger. 

The concert will feature:
John Cohen with The Dust Busters, Tracy Schwarz and Ginny Hawker, The Tillers with Uncle Mike Carr, Magnolia Mountain, Clifton Hicks, Rabbit Hash String Band, Ma Crow, Andru Bemis, The Comet Bluegrass Allstars, The Williams Family Band, Davy Jay Sparrow and His Well-Known Famous Drovers, Al Scorch’s Country Soul Ensemble, Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Gerle Haggard, Lee Sexton with John Haywood and Brett Ratliff, Ryan Spearman, Calamity Rain. 

Sat, November 19, 2011
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Southgate House
Newport, KY
$12.00 – $15.00

[Mike Seeger with some of his instruments] 

Here’s all of our November tour dates:

Tuesday Nov. 15th – Hiram College, Hiram, OH.
Frohring Recital Hall
11764 Dean St., Hiram

Wednesday Nov. 16th – Gone to the country. 

Thursday Nov. 17th – Gerstle’s Place – Louisville, KY
3801 Frankfort Ave.  Louisville, KY
Seth Folsom will play an opening set.

Friday Nov. 18th – Morelock Music, Knoxville, TN
411 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
…a little after 8pm

Saturday Nov. 19th – To Sing With You Once More benefit, Newport, Kentucky
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
The Southgate House
Newport, KY
$12.00 – $15.00

Sunday Nov. 20th – House Concert with John Cohen, plus a screening of John Cohen’s new film, “Roscoe Holcomb: From Daisy, Kentucky.”
2911 South Park Blvd
Shaker Heights, Cleveland, OH

The Tillers Perform Some New Songs

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The Tillers perform 3 songs from their new album, “By the Signs.”  Check it out!  And be sure to check them out on May 23rd, live at the upcoming Brooklyn Folk Festival. I filmed these videos at the Jalopy Theater during the Tillers last swing through NYC when they stopped by for a Wednesday night performance at Roots n Ruckus.  Looking forward to having them back at folk fest!

Cardinal Train – a Tillers original from their new album.

Ezekial Saw the Wheel – this is their version of an old traditional song Woody Guthrie used to do.

George Street Beat- a Tillers original from their new album.

Fire In My Bones

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Here’s some preview tracks from the new Tompkins Square Records release, “Fire In My Bones,” a really amazing gospel compilation.

1. Don’t Let Him Ride – Mississippi Nightingales

2. Storm Thru Mississippi – Henry Green

3. How Long – Sister Ola Mae Terrell