The Bucking Mules + Manieres Des Bohemiens @ The Forge
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 20:00 - 23:59
Price:FREE ENTRY FOR OUR LAUNCH NIGHT!
The Folk Ghetto - LAUNCH NIGHT!
Luring Touring Bands to Town. From across the UK and the World, we present top Acoustic, Folk, Roots and Appalachian Bands.
Saturday 1st March
The Bucking Mules (USA) + Manieres Des Bohemiens (UK) + DJ Penny Metal
For our Launch Night at the Forge, we present The Bucking Mules and Manieres Des Bohemiens. A night of exquisite acoustic string band based music from the Appalachian Mountains with The Bucking Mules and Django Reinhardt Gypsy Jazz Styles of virtuosic Manieres Des Bohemiens. DJ Penny Metal plays a concoction of eclectic music from her vast collection.
The Bucking Mules: Like the creature that inspires their name, the Bucking Mules can buck, snort, and throw down some traditional old time music from the South. Drawing from a deep study of old 78s and visits with an older generation of musicians, the band distills the essence of the tradition into driving performances that appeal to contemporary audiences. With roots in Tennessee and Virginia and experience on stages all over the country, the band knows how to bust down on a fiddle tune, how to get square dancers moving, and how to belt out a beautiful old song.
Manière des Bohémiens play improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing. They are the most debauched, ecstatic and downright amazing live band you will have seen for a long while.