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Tarbox Ramblers

Bridging the racial space between pre-Word Battle II root base music, the Tarbox Ramblers pull equally upon early 20th-century blues, hillbilly, and gospel. The Boston group’s first sound, which emerges not merely from custom but from primal alt-rock energy, includes leader/vocalist Michael Tarbox’s open-tuned glide electric guitar, Johnny Sciascia’s upright string bass, Daniel Kellar’s fiddle, and Jon Cohan’s tribalistic drums. Smoking cigarettes their hometown and overseas using their acclaimed concert events, the iconoclastic Tarbox Ramblers drew raves from the brand new Yorker and Washington Post, amongst others. The group released its self-titled debut in early 2000 on Rounder Information.

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