9th Street Stompers
The 9th Street Stompers are an outfit of well-dressed no-counts chopping on acoustic instruments and singing about life, death, love, and liquor. Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, they cull up the musical scenery of an era when the lines between swing, gypsy jazz, blues, rockabilly, and tango weren’t nearly as hard and fast as the drinking and dancing. Steering clear of much of the novelty and kitsch associated with pre-war music, they choose to demonstrate the modern relevance of their chosen medium. With Skip Frontz Jr. on string bass and Lon Eldridge on guitar, ukulele, and kazoo, they share vocal duties while being joined by Dalton Chapman on hot guitar, state fiddling champion John Boulware, Christie Burns on piano, and drummer extraordinaire Bryan Gross. If you like high-energy showmanship and top-notch musical prowess, The 9th Street Stompers will see you front row!!! 9thstreetstompers.com. Performing as opening act for Nightfall on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Visit the website for more info - nightfallchattanooga.com.