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Jody Kruskal : The Goose Is Out! SE London, Friday 14 Nov.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:08 pm
by The Goose Is Out!
Jody Kruskal: The Goose Is Out! The Old Nun's Head, 15 Nunhead Green, SE15 3QQ. Friday 14 Nov 7.45pm.

Floorspots welcome

Jody Kruskal sings vintage American songs and play tunes on the Anglo concertina. He is from New York City, yet performs regularly in the UK.

His concerts offer a warm and engaging solo presentation of traditional and popular American songs from yesteryear. From witty and humorous ditties to songs that explore the depths of the human condition, his singing tells American stories that are hilarious, gritty and true… stories of train wrecks and wrecked marriages, death row convicts and lonesome lovers, heroes, swaggering braggarts, lazy slackers and slapstick fools. Plan to join in on the chorus.

His love affair with the concertina goes back thirty years. He often plays at local New York contra dances with a number of bands. He has played extensively for morris and sword teams and also many Playford dances in NYC.


“What a refreshing sound!” – Sing out!

“Brilliant concertina player” – Vin Garbutt

“Technical fireworks… exceptional skills… very exciting playing… he’s able to make the anglo-concertina sound like a mouth organ… bending and blurring notes, so that his playing could never be mistaken for that of an English or even Irish player. ” – Rod Stradling, Musical Traditions

“Jody is an Anglo concertina virtuoso from the USA with a joyful, energetic & distinctive style; he’s a master of American contra dance, old-time and music-hall. He’s a fine singer. He writes stonkingly good tunes, too.” – Lewes Saturday Folk Club