Ragtime Fred in Concert
Venue: Rising Silo Farm Brewery, Blacksburg
Organizations: Ragtime Fred
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Event Types: Music
Cost: Free
Description:
Rising Silo Farm Brewery presents Ragtime Fred in concert on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

Ragtime Fred is a duo from Blacksburg, Virginia that play ragtime and classic jazz songs from about 1890 through 1945. We use everybody’s favorite combination of 5 string and tenor banjo, vocals and acoustic bass, put a slightly different spin on these old familiar tunes. We have played in bands together for many years and have a true link that is obvious when you watch us play. We were previously called Frederick’s Tiny Methodist Hymnal, but that name was apparently too long to remember, so we shortened it to Ragtime Fred! Still though, neither of us is named Fred.

Beth Kelsey on bass has had many years of piano training and approaches the bass with a nod to that training, but also with a nod to her more recent musical inspirations- Scott Mulvahill, Joel Landsberg, Victor Wooten, and Bootsy Collins. She plays tastefully and interestingly and is an integral part of the sound.

Bud Bennett plays both 5 string and tenor banjo as well as performing the vocals in the band. His musical influences are many and varied ranging from Bela Fleck, Butch Robins, Courtney Johnson, Eddy Davis, Don Vappie and many others. His main musical interest is music from the ragtime and early jazz eras and he performs these numbers with a slight modern twist.

Link: https://ragtimefred.wordpress.com/

A warm and hearty meal prepared by the farm kitchen, Tabula Rasa, is available by cash donation, and supplied by products of Glade Road Growing, Strong Earth Farm and Hoof Hearted Farm LLC and all your favorite local growers and crafters.

Tips encouraged for musicians, there is no cover fee.

Rising Silo Brewery is a family-friendly, dog friendly vibe and all are welcome.

For more information, visit: http://www.risingsilobrewery.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/risingsilobrewery or call 540-750-0796.
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