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Swing Dance w/ Chops, Sauerkraut & Krewtons

Friday, June 21, 2019

Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257

Doors open at 7:30, Lesson with Harry Pisila at 8:00, Live music at 9:00

Sliding fee scale $10-$20. No partner necessary, beginners welcome and refreshments available.
Enjoy dinner before the dance and get 15% off at the Stagecoach Tavern at Racebrook Lodge: (https://rblodge.com/thestagecoachtavern/) with coupon code #oldtonenative.
 

Dance the night away to the Rockabilly inspired tunes music of Chops, Sauerkraut, and Krewtons in historic Dewey Hall! Chops, Sauerkraut, and Krewtons are : Chops Laconte, bass, Seth Travins guitar & vocals, Jim Krewson, drums & vocals, and Pete Adams, steel guitar. ONE OF THE LAST CHANCES TO SEE THIS BAND!!!

Chops, Sauerkraut, and Krewtons bring a rockabilly style to Dewey Hall, a great dancing band, with an all age rockin’ appeal. Chops Sauerkraut, and Krewtons have been playing hard edged Rockabilly, Honky Tonk and Garage Rock since the early part of this millennium. Chops and Sauerkraut take influence from Carl Perkins, the Standells, ? and the Mysterians, Frankie Yankovic, Elvis Presley, Bob Wills, and the Cramps. Cranking through B-sides of the last century as well as writing their own Sock-It-To-Me Sound” classics. They have played roadhouses and Honky Tonks from Copake Falls to Craryville for years knocking the socks off fans with the thumping upright bass, funky foot drums, and the rebel rhythm of days gone by.

Chops Laconte is one of the best rockabilly bull bass players. He has gigged as the bassist with Brian Setzer, and tours regularly with the Luster Kings, and the legendary Wanda Jackson. He was a founding member of the 1990’s New York band Slick Pelt.
Sauerkraut Seth Travins is a musician around town and around the world. Currently his main gig is the Upright bassist with The Wiyos, he also plays guitar, writes and sings. His Rockabilly persona comes to life in Chops and Sauerkraut. His past endeavors have included bassist, vocalist and songwriter with the Blue Ribbon Boys, The Big Iron Skillet Band, and bassist with Contra Dance Band the Russet Trio. Seth makes sauerkraut, Kim Chee and fermented vegetables when he’s not playing music. sauerkrautseth.com
Jim Krewson plays sings and plays drums but is also a great songwriter, and visual artist. He is most known for his work in the bluegrass/country rock band: Jim and Jennie and the Pinetops.

This event is part of our Third Friday Swing series at Dewey Hall. Every month a beginner swing dance lesson is followed by a live band and dancing. Follow Oldtone Native on Facebook to keep up to date on all Oldtone concerts, dances, and festivals.

Please email beth@oldtonemusicfestival or call (413) 429 1176. for more information

NEXT UP:
July 19: The Versatones
August 16: One Straw Revolution
Sept 5-8: The Oldtone Roots Music Festival
Sept 20: South Street Swing

This program is supported in part by Massachusetts Cultural Council grants from the towns of  Sheffield, Alford-Egremont, Monterey, and Mount Washington Massachusetts.

Oldtone concerts and dances at Dewey Hall are sponsored by Big Elm Brewery http://bigelmbeer.com/ , Wheeler and Taylor http://www.wheelertaylor.com/, and Racebrook Lodge: https://rblodge.com/