December 05, 2009
This string band specializes in old-time Appalachian, folk, blues, jug-band, and bluegrass music. Currently based out of Philadelphia, these three young players originally hail from New York City, and have played folk music throughout the East Coast on countless street corners and venues, including Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (NY), Champlain Valley Folk Festival (VT), Club Passim (Boston), Floyd Fest (VA), and many other prominent venues and festivals. World renowned for their victory on the 2007 “People in Their Twenties Competition” on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion – as members of the former old-time band turned rock band, The Powder Kegs, the Colonels continue to perform, write, and record to celebrate the joys of life and American music.
This is the boys’ (Dan, Ryan, and Sam) return to Rosendale Cafe, and they’d like you to know, “Boy, did we have fun the last time we played here! We no longer live in New Paltz, but we’re excited to see familiar places and familiar faces. See you at the show.”
“They just have so much life and energy. They’re amazing.” –Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion
“This is lovingly rendered music designed to be heard across Appalachian hills and in juke joints sans amps, with vibrato-free and often ragged-but-right vocals recalling Leadbelly and Hank Williams, and, when they join their voices, The Band.” –Chronogram Arts Magazine
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