Speakeasy 3, Post Street Rhythm Peddlers @ The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz [12 January]

Speakeasy 3, Post Street Rhythm Peddlers

21:00 - 23:59

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The Crepe Place
1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95062
$8 Cover

Speakeasy 3:
The group started in 2014 as a trio—hence the name—with Stobbe on guitar/banjo, Stella D’Oro on vocals and Tennessee O’Hanlon on the clarinet. Today, the group will play shows with anywhere from three to six members, depending on the space the band is playing. The current lineup includes Stobbe on guitar, D’Oro on vocals, Olaff Schiappacasse on drums, Jamie Brudick on bass, John Hensley on trumpet, and Brad Hecht on sax.

“I’ve been playing this type of music in different bands for a long time. I’ve always had a love for it,” Stobbe says. “It’s very happy, danceable music. But at the same time, interesting music. It’s not boring to play.”

Besides their covers from the classic swing era, they also have some originals in the same vein. Stobbe, who’s made many musician friends in New Orleans, discovers obscure gems whenever he visits there, and then digs up the sheet music for the band to play. It really doesn’t matter how well-known the music is. As Stobbe has seen, there’s something about swing that draws in nearly any crowd—whether they know the songs or not.

“It is pretty accessible dance music that can fit in a lot of situations and venues pretty easily,” he says.

Post Street Rhythm Peddlers:
Evoking the seductive sound of 1920's New Orleans prohibition era jazz, the Post Street Rhythm Peddlers are the seven-piece culmination of piano, banjo, drums, bass, and a combo of trumpet, clarinet, trombone, violin, with sassy female vocals at the helm. This distinctively high-energy crew lures their audience back in time through the Southern boulevards into a world of sinnin', salvation, and bathtub gin, revisiting a place where the hardships of life are cause for a high-spirited musical celebration.
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