The Dust Busters & Movie Premiere
ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
The Dust Busters are an old-time string band based in Brooklyn, New York. They met while playing in a larger band with folk music legends John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers and Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders. The Dust Busters integrate a wide range of old-time songs, ballads, fiddle tunes and jug band blues into every performance. They are influenced and inspired by the direct fusion of Scots-Irish and African music that took place in Appalachia, the Western states and the Deep South from the earliest colonial times through the Second World War. The Dust Busters' music is infused with the old-time feeling and freewheelin' high energy present in the true diversity of American Folk Music. By carrying this music forward with authenticity and creativity The Dust Busters make it thoroughly contemporary, meaningful and fun!
The Dust Busters are:
Walker Shepard (Banjo, Guitar, Guit-Jo, Fiddle)
Craig Judelman (Fiddle, Pump Organ)
Eli Smith (Guitar, Banjo, Banjo-Mandolin, Harmonica, Autoharp, Jug, Spoons)
The Dust Busters are doing a little west coast tour with their friend and mentor John Cohen, who played in one of the first revival string bands, the New Lost City Ramblers from the 6Os till last year... they recorded an album together called Prohibition Is A Failure. They are touring to promote that and Cohen's new movie 'Roscoe Holcomb from Daisy, Kentucky', which will be given its Canadian premiere at the concert! The Dustbusters saw in the new year in a concert with rock legend Patti Smith in NYC.
Incidentally, according to Grateful Dead legend, the New Lost City Ramblers, John Cohen's renowned band, were the famed "Uncle John's Band", and Cohen himself was "Uncle John". The band toured for almost four decades until Mike Seeger sadly passed away in 2009.