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The Tin Men & The JERICHO ROAD SHOW LIVE Yokohama Jug Band Festival 2014

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LIVE from the Yokohama Jug Band Festival Vol 13 2014- The Tin Men, Alex McMurray, Matt Perrine, Washboard Chaz along with Rambling Steve Gardner, Hisa Nakase & Bill Benfield-The JERICHO ROAD SHOW along with Martin Johnson. Live from the THUMBS UP STAGE-"Putting On the Ritz" and "MESS AROUND" THE TIN MEN www.tinmenmusic.com Rambling Steve Gardner www.stevegardner.info The Tin Men are America's premier sousaphone, washboard and guitar trio. They have been performing at home in New Orleans, around the USA and abroad since 2002, and in April 2013 have released their third CD, "Avocado Woo Woo" which was produced by the multi-grammy award winning John Porter. Like 2003's Super Great Music for Modern Lovers and 2005's Freaks For Industry, the new CD finds percussionist/vocalist Washboard Chaz, sousaphonist Matt Perrine and Guitarist vocalist Alex McMurray exploring a truly eclectic array of North American Pop music from jug band to swing jazz to New Orleans R&B to Motown to Easy Listening to Heavy Metal and beyond. Through it all they put their own zany spin on the material and make it their own. Throw in a generous dose of McMurray's own songs, the precocious wit of Perrine's sousaphone and Washboard Chaz's seemingly boundless charm and the result is what has been described as "One of the most interesting bands to emerge from New Orleans in years" (Offbeat Magazine) Rambling Steve Gardner, Mississippi Roots and Bluesman, based in Tokyo, Japan, plays original, acoustic roots and country blues music; finger picking and slide on National Reso-phonic guitars, with harmonica. You know, Big Leg Acoustic Stuff. With more than six CDs of traditional and original music, Rambling Steve Gardner plays and tours solo and with the JERICHO ROAD SHOW in the Southeastern United States, Austria and Germany as well as his home base of Japan, where many of his tours have been sponsored by the Cultural Affairs section of the United States Department of State. Rambling Steve Gardner, based in Japan since 1980, grew up in Mississippi, listening to, learning from and sometimes playing with many of the legendary blues greats from: Sam Chatmon of the Mississippi Sheiks, Booby Barnes, and James "Son" Thomas in the Mississippi Delta; Jessie Mae Hemphill, the "She Wolf" of the Mississippi Hill Country; down to Central Mississippi Blues Man Jack Owens from Bentonia, to name but a few. CDs to date by Rambling Steve Gardner include his latest and sixth release on Blues Cat Records(2012), HESITATION BLUES, which follows WOOLY BULLY EXPRESS (2010) and WALKING THE DOG (2009) both with the JERICHO ROAD SHOW along with JERICHO (2007); BIG DELTA CROSSING (2005); RAMBLING WITH THE BLUES (2002). (The JERICHO ROAD SHOW, a group of international musicians based in Tokyo, Nashville and New Orleans include Washboard Chaz of Playing For Change and Bill Steber of the Jake Leg Stompers). The JERICHO ROAD SHOW release, WALKIN' THE DOG, was chosen by New Orleans community radio WWOZ as one of the top ten best releases for 2009. The single, "Been On The Job Too Long", Rambling Steve Gardner's original tune from the CD JERICHO, was nominated for Best Political Song of the Year (2008) by The Just Plain Folks international music awards, Nashville, TN. Rambling Steve Gardner is featured in the DVD/Double CD, Jessie Mae Hemphill and Friends, "Dare You To Do It Again" 219 Records (2004). Rambling Steve Gardner is available for workshops and seminars on American Roots and Blues music as well as house parties, live performances and concerts. As a part of the four member ACOUSTIC HOUSE PARTY & TRAVELING SHOW he will be playing a selection his original and traditional tunes including, "Summit Road", "MS River Blues", "Hesitation Blues", " Midnight Special", his arrangement of "16 Tons" with Bill Steber on saw and the ever favorite "Walking The Dog". Home page: www.stevegardner.info Contact: bluzzz2u@yahoo.com To view videos or photographs: http://stevegardner-roots-n-b...