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Miss Myrah & The Moonshiners with Patty & the Buttons! Come Dance, dine and Drink!
July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10.00 – $20.00
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Miss Myra and The Moonshiners are a formidable 5-piece swing band with a fresh sound grounded in early jazz and blues, playing original music amid a broad repertoire of classics from the ‘20s and ‘30s. Discontent to be re-enactors, they have developed a singular style which continues to delight audiences and dance halls with the spirit of a musical tradition at its centennial.
Myra discovered her affinity for music of the pre-war era as a child of older parents from small town Minnesota who raised her on vintage records and ragtime piano. After a fateful trip to New Orleans in 2013, she fell in love with traditional jazz, leading to the founding of The Moonshiners in 2015. “The Boss” leads the outfit with her tantalizing guitar stylings and sultry voice, inspired in particular by guitarists Eddie Lang, Django Reinhardt, and Lonnie Johnson, and vocalists Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Lil Green. She is backed by a hard swinging and uniquely versatile section of four horns (cornet, trombone, clarinet, bari sax) wielded between two players, and the driving rhythm of an upright bass and trap kit.
Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet! The band is similar to what you would find in a dancehall, cafe or speakeasy between 1920 and 1940. Leader and accordionist Patty spent the early part of his life playing on street corners around the world while learning tunes from the old masters of traditional music. His eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Brass Bands, Early Blues, Gypsy Jazz and 1920’s Popular Song. The core instrumentation of accordion, clarinet, guitar and bass is light and swift but also melancholic and lush when it needs to be. Patty, mostly known as an accordionist, doubles as the band’s vocalist. His voice is inspired by the soulful old time hollers and croons from the dawn of recording. While steeped in traditional roots, they present an engaging show that is accesible to modern audiences. More than anything, The Buttons is a group that is always enjoying themselves, which seems to give audiences permission to do the same!
With the flagship Moonshiners, or leading a duo or trio, Miss Myra stays in top form clocking over 150 performances per year, recently including two European tours and repeated appearances at the Sioux Falls Jazz Festival, the Bayfront Blues festival, and the Dakota jazz club, among countless other dances, festivals, clubs, and theaters.
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