Tag Archives: Americana

The Parish Festival’s Sarah Ulloa

Yes, they’re hipsters, but try not to hold that against them. Hailing from Austin, Texas, The Parish Festival plays “a unique but all original blend of early jazz, country, and bluegrass with their own pop twists.”  Sarah Ulloa holds down … Continue reading

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The Red Wine Serenaders’ Veronica Sbergia

These guys are damned good. Max De Bernardi plays some lively ragtime on a resonator while Veronica Sbergia sings, kazoos and plays the washboard à l’américaine inversé, using hair brushes as scrapers. She’s very, very good. She puts together a nice, subtle … Continue reading

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The Carolina Catskins’ Sadie

What we seem to have here are some actual, for-real hippies busking on the streets of Asheville, North Carolina. (I write this as a lifelong resident of northern California, an Adult Child of Hippies, and an acquaintance of many actual, … Continue reading

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Johnny Washboard and “Merry Christmas From The Family”

For what it’s worth: a Christmas-related washboard video that’s not “Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas.” You can learn more about Johnny Washboard here.

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The Hokum High Rollers

Well, this is sweet. Reader rakopel pointed out that the washboarder shown in my post on the Standard Family Band is the same dude who’s playing the board in this video of the Hokum High Rollers, out of New Orleans. … Continue reading

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Pokey LaFarge’s Ryan Koenig

I just saw the amazing Pokey LaFarge play a show in Loomis, California. This guy’s the real deal, and everyone in his band, the South City Three, is simply fantastic. Since this is a blog about washboards, though, I’m going … Continue reading

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