Cheap Suit Serenaders
vintage jazz & inexpensive attire
$26.50 advance / $28.50 at door
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February 04 8:00 pm
Wearing period threads and playing vintage instruments, the Cheap Suit Serenaders serve up a giddy blend of up-tempo Hawaiian stomps, ragtime, Italian polkas, and more, as they recreate the music of the golden age of jazz. With ukuleles, Hawaiian steel guitars, fiddles, cellos, banjos, mandolins, accordions, and musical saws in hand, Tony Marcus, Terry Zwigoff, Robert Armstrong, Allan Dodge, and Rick Elmore bring alive great music and great times!
Underground comic artist and distinctive illustrator R. Crumb founded the somewhat loosely organized outfit along with Robert and Allan. Over the years, the band has played venues as diverse as nudist colonies, Prairie Home Companion radio shows, festivals in the Hague, and tiny gin joints. In keeping with their unapologetically outmoded tastes, the Suits issued a string of 78 rpm 12-inch singles on the Blue Goose label, including R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders' Party Record (1980). The group also recorded three albums in the 1970s, two of which are now available as CDs on Shanachie Records, Chasin' Rainbows and Singing in the Bathtub.
Listen to a track from Cheap Suit Serenaders: