Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers are a good time, get up and dance band. Their music combines tight rhythms, searing solos and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals, old time country, and twangy, reverb-soaked surf that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying. “These performers from Worcester, Massachusetts are not to be missed! A bit of Hank Williams sensibility, Carter/Cash authenticity, and infectious personality.” – Music Editor, San Francisco’s City Guide”
The Hip Swayers are talented, affordable, and FUN! Available as a duo, trio or quartet (the Deluxe version), the Hip Swayers entertain in both booming metropolises and backwater barrooms. We have performed north and south of the Mason Dixon line and on both sides of the Continental Divide including gigs in NYC, Montreal, Cambridge, San Francisco, Oakland, Knoxville, Asheville and New Orleans. Be it a backyard brewery hoedown or swank art gallery affair – we’ll be there to add sway to your day!
Enjoy an eclectic mix of originals and covers invoking the classic duos of George and Melba, Johnny and June, Conway and Loretta, George and Gracie
The Hip Swayers will perform at the 19 Carter Music Series as a trio with Dave Blodgett (vocals, guitar), Toni Ostrow (bass. vocals), and David Niles (lead guitar)
Saint Patricks Day with the Carter St Band
March 17 @ 7pm
Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with us! The Carter Street Band is a collection of seasoned acoustic musicians who play bluegrass, old-timey, Irish, Contra Dance, and classic roots music. The band consists of Seth Asser on guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals; Dave Coleman on mandolin and guitar; Sean Regan on the Irish Bodhran; Martin Miller on tenor banjo; Evy Dueck on fiddle, Dave Kassel on fiddle and vocals and Brian Rost on stand-up bass.
Traditional Blues, Folk, and Country
Neal McCarthy and Ken Richards are both outstanding guitarists, singers and songwriters who play as solo artists, lead their own bands and perform as duo. Their music is a blend of blues, folk, country and some Americana mixed in. They are based out of the Buzzards Bay MA area and are joined by Seth Asser on vocals, mandolin and harmonica to perform as a trio. Don’t miss this night of acoustic picking and 3-part vocal harmonies.
Ken Richards, has worked with Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller, recorded with Marianne Faithful, and is lead guitarist and co-founder of The Pearly Baker Band (Grateful Dead cover band) for 30 years running. Kenny can play slide guitar and finger-pick the blues of Robert Johnson and Elmore James and then sing a you a sweet folk song. Ken is also self-taught artist who has been painting professionally since 1992.
Neal McCarthy is a local legend logging over 20 years in the local scene playing all over New England. His musical influences include Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan. He is equally adept at rock, blues and country. Neal is a true soul man who puts his personal stamp on whatever style he may be playing. He has opened shows at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA. as a solo performer and his blues band performs annually at the Narrows Winter Blues Festival.
Seth Asser has been performing in New England for over 45 years and most recently as singer, guitarist, and mandolin player in the Carter St. Band.
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