The band is led by Fiddlin'
Mickey Lee, grandson of a Hungarian violinist, and
brought up in the old-time Ozark tradition. He
started fiddling at a very tender age.
Other members of the band are Shiri Goldsmith, Blu Beverage, and Aaron
Plan to enjoy your lunch in the Marriott Pavilion on Saturday
afternoon from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The menu will
include the usual picnic/barbeque: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers,
Sandwiches, Salads, Chips & Soda or Beer.
Delight in the sounds of the "World Famous" Sour Mash Hug Band - Klezmer Hot Jazz Cabaret Tour
"An irresistible mix of old-time, gypsy, bluegrass, jazz,
Irish, and ragtime." –Loolwa Khazzoom, The San Francisco
The Sour Mash Hug Band is an eclectic, acoustic dance band
that plays everything from Romanian couple dances to
Appalachian Hymns to Klezmer to Harlem swing. They are
especially known for their original tunes reminiscent of
Kurt Weill and Danny Elfman. The band started in Eugene, OR
about 7 years ago as an old-time band with the classic
line-up of claw-hammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, and bass.
After a year or two in Eugene they took to the road and
traveled by bike, freight train, hitchhiking, and broken
down old cars. This took them to Colorado, San
Francisco, Bellingham, and finally to New Orleans, which
became their "home away from home."
"Folk Music in the most beautiful sense. They draw from a
wide variety of sources, play songs and tunes on an
unpredictable lineup of instruments, and make the music
their own." -Robert Blake, Subdued String Band Festival