Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings
September 16 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings return to Mayo Street Arts as part of their incredible two-week tour of Maine! If you’ve never heard them before, they’ll knock your socks off! If you HAVE heard them before, you’re probably not wearing socks! This all-star old time novelty jazz & pop quintet has members from such musically esteemed cities as Nashville, Detroit, and New Orleans, so don’t miss their unique take on some of Tin Pan Alleys most minor hits!
The Roochies made their first album completely on wax cylinder (used before spinning discs became popular), and now bring their recorded repertoire to life in a fantastic stage performance that puts a capitol S in Showmanship! You’ll see and hear fancy fiddling, dueling Hawaiian guitars, ukulele wizardry, brazen banjos, vocal harmonies that sound as if they were polished by hand, a menagerie of toy instruments including a musical pig Porkestra, breathtaking ventriloquism, scandalous dancing and thats just the intermission!
As a treat for all of the good folks in The Pine Tree State, they are including a special segment showcasing songs and sheet music covers from the early 20th century written in and about the State of Maine. Fans of Over A Cardboard Sea will see a familiar face or two, and the special guests will make everyone in attendance cheer for their hometown heroes. This very well may be the show of the season, so don’t miss out!