The Back Porch Swing Band – Live Concert
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
All Seats $10
All Seats are Reserved
The Back Porch Swing Band
If you’re looking for a band with a swingin’ rhythm and an old timey flavor, look no further. This group combines the talents of 5 noteable musicians responsible for the tapping of thousands of feet across Ohio for the last 20 years. The band specializes in Western Swing and music from the ’20’s, ’30’s, ’40’s, but plays several musical styles , ranging from Appalachian tunes, Blues, Old Country & Folk, to even 50’s & 60’s pop. Requests from the audience are frequently honored. Dance music includes swing, two steps, waltzes, polkas, schottische, fox trot, cha cha, and square dances.
It’s the hot swinging fiddle playing of multi-instrumentalist Andy Merritt from Granville, Ohio that keeps those feet moving. Andy also plays the electric 5 string mandolin in the tradition of Johnny Gimble & Tiny Moore. While Andy was with the country band American Grand, Chicago’s Country Post magazine wrote that “Andy provides the highly animated fiddle work which is an outstanding facet of this group”.
From Zanesville, the lead female vocalist is Kris Geis, adding great lead & harmony vocals to the show. With her wonderful vocal range, she presents music from the era of Bob Wills, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, & Patsy Cline.
Caleb Hutslar from Columbus, Oh plays one swinging keyboard. Caleb has played with several jazz bands in Ohio over the years including Anna and the Consequences, The Charged Particles and After Hours.
Driving the band & swinging on his upright bass is Jonathan Sowers from Lancaster, OH.
Also carrying lead & harmony vocals and the guitar work on his Gibson guitar, is Pete Shew.
All Seats are Reserved. Tickets $10
Tickets can be purchased in advance until 5 hours before showtime.
Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the Box Office beginning 1 hour before showtime.
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