Dexter Fiddles

 
KC Moaners

Jug band music originated in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1890's, when groups formed making music on common household items like washboards, washtubs & jugs. Heavily influenced by Ragtime and early jazz , these bands created a rhythmic, rough, rollicking sound that was perfect for street performance, and entertaining crowds at the the Kentucky Derby ... As the sound caught on, jug bands traveled on the riverboats up and down the Mississippi, from Louisville to New Orleans .. Memphis, Tennessee, a major hub, was where jug bands had their heyday .. The Memphis's Beale Street district in the early 1900's became a mecca for blues musicians and the perfect place for jug band music to take hold.. Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers, Memphis Jug band, Mississippi Sheiks, to name a few...

We, the K.C. Moaners, try to stay as close to this traditional sound and energy as we are able, honoring the time, place & people who created it...

--Jim Chapin

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"Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy"
featuring Deck Nieforth on Harmonica and Vocal.

Visit their website at http://www.reverbnation.com/kcmoaners

KC MOANERS: A Jug Band
2017-8 Season

DexterFiddles was on display at BankRI on Pitman Street from June 15-30. The exhibition included handcrafted sign, Fiddle #37 in a Dexter crafted mahogony stand, handmade wooden musical spoons, and lots of business cards. The bank honors some of their business clients in this very personal way. Thanks BankRI!
Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4, 2017
PVDFest all day
Downtown Providence--art, music and dance on 15 stages. Opening March of vendors and performers through the streets of downtown.
KC Moaners Performance: 1:30-2:00pm
A great free all-day festival with outstanding entertainment, filling ALL

Location: Providence Public Library, Downtown, Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 12-2pm.
Private Performance.

Location: Berkshire Place, 455 Douglas Avenue, Providence, RI

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 2pm
KC Moaners

Location: Berkshire Place, 455 Douglas Avenue, Providence, RI

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 5:30pm. FREE.
Dexter Park Picnic / West Side Thursday Artists
KC Moaners Picnic Performance

Farmer's Market and food trucks.
Providence, RI 02904
Several musical groups at park and playground. Farmer’s Market, food trucks.
(Sponsored by the West Bay Neighborhood Association (WBNA) and RISCA (Rhode Island State Council for

Location: Dexter Park, corner of Parade and Hollywood Streets, close to the playground.

Saturday, August 26, 2017. 12am-4pm. Free.
Old-Time Music Picnic, Hosted by the South County Jammers.
Featuring KC Moaners Jug Band, South County Jammers, and more.
Bring your own food, drinks, chairs and instruments. Museum open, facilities and picnic tables available.

Location: South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street, Narragansett, RI

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11am-1pm
KC Moaners

Location: Java Madness Deck, Wakefield, RI

Saturday, September 16, 2017 all day. FREE.
7th Annual Fiddle 'n' Folk Festival
Music, Storytelling, crafts vendors, food trucks, facilities and BBQ fireplaces.
DexterFiddles Vendor Booth all day.
KC Moaners performance TBD
"The Festival wouldn't be the Festival without Dexter Fiddles!," John Wood, Organizer.

Location: Haines Memorial State Park, off the bike path in Barrington (RI)

Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:30-8pm
KC Moaners Play a Pool Party

Location: The Regency Plaza, One Regency Plaza, Providence, RI 02903

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6-9pm. FREE.
KC Moaners
Fox Point Community Harvest Party

Garden Produce pot luck dinner, community benefit raffle, music, dancing, fellowship
(Sponsored in part by the Fox Point Community Gardens and the Portuguese-American Social Club)

Location: Portuguese-American Social Club, 35 Sheldon Street, Providence, RI 02906
Directions: From downtown Providence, take Wickenden Street East, first left onto Benefit Street, first right onto Sheldon Street. (No parking in the driveway, please.) Street parking and at Adler’s.
Sunday, October 15 at 2-3pm
First 2017 Intergenerational Family Program
Kazoos for all!
Location: Providence Public Library, Downtown, Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903

Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, 2018
The 74th New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)
Friday, 7-11:30pm; Saturday, 10am-5:30pm, 4-11:30pm; Sunday, 10am-5:30pm.
International Dancing, Performances, Singing, Juried Crafts, Kids’Activities, Food, Folk Bazaar.
DexterFiddles Vendor Booth* in Juried Crafts Room throughout the Festival (J

Location: Mansfield Middle School, 250 East Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
Directions: I-95x7A onto Rte. 140S. In a mile, turn left at light onto Rte. 106E for 1.8 miles. Then sharp right onto East Street. Festival is in .5 miles. Signs posted. Parking lots. For more information, www.neffa.org
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30pm
KC Moaners double bill with Martin Grosswendt, Guitar and Susanne Salem-Schatz.

Location: Stone Soup Coffee House, Hope Street, Bristol, RI

Sunday, October 15 at 2-3pm, main Providence Public Library, downtown Providence.
KC Moaners Performance and Dancing
Fox Point Community Harvest Party

Garden produce pot luck dinner, community benefit raffle, music, dancing, fellowship.
(Sponsored in part by the Fox Point Community Gardens and The Portuguese-American Social Club)

Location: Portuguese-American Social Club, 35 Sheldon Street, Providence, RI 02906
Directions: From downtown Providence, take Wickenden Street East, first left onto Benefit Street, first right onto Sheldon Street. (No parking in the driveway, please.) Street parking and at Adler’s.
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