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STUMPOWEEN!!!! THE FAMILY STUMP'S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA featuring: The Family Stump, JJ Blood & The Blue Tick Houn' Dogs, Company B

Thu. October 29th 2009 8:30 PM Railway Club (No Minors) 8:30 PM
$10 at the door only.
The Family Stump, Vancouver's most hilariously inappropriate redneck country band, hails from Buckfluff Township and are a simple folk, placing great importance in community, kinship, and spreading the word of love. This has been particularly troubling to a wide range of law enforcement officials and voices for the maintenance of respectable societal standards, but the family has so far remained free to engage in the most preposterous musical tomfoolery ever seen in these here parts. The Stump Family are known as a subversively clever clan, renowned for their insane live shows, replete with plastic baby and individually wrapped veggie wiener giveaways, and unpredictable romantic-type behavior. They also lay down some seriously catchy country tunes and beautifully twangy ballads with lyrics that make your head spin, your heart melt and your stomach turn. Like an extra limb resulting from genetic "sharsies", the Stump Army is growing as we speak. Spread the love and avoid the authorities!
Joseph Blood and the Bluetick Houn' Dogs are a hard hitting, shoot from the hip rocknroll bonanza. Somewhere between Gram Parsons and Mike Ness, Joseph Blood brings a maelstrom of punk influenced boozy psycho-country wherever he goes. Let's just call it rockandroll baby. You may have heard of it.
Company B Jazz Band, a 6-piece group in the style of the Andrews and Boswell Sisters, rouses crowds for dancing and smiles with their cheerful renditions of classic repertoire from the 1920s through 1940s. Loaded with personality, the harmonies of the female vocal trio are well-complemented by top-notch instrumentalists.
Company B Jazz Band is a light-hearted, hard-swinging group of talented young musicians based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The group's main attraction is its three harmonizing female singers who perform in the style of classic 1930s and '40s acts like the Andrews Sisters and the Boswell Sisters. The singers are backed by guitar/banjo, upright bass and clarinet, though the group is often augmented by a drummer, trumpet and/or trombone. They have an uncanny ability to cause feet to tap and faces to smile with their fun arrangements of classic jazz and swing era hits as well as with their classy image, based on the fashions of that era.
Company B was featured in the 2008 TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival and in the 2009 Chilliwack Jazz Festival, and they met with great success during their first international performances at the 2009 Sacramento Jazz Festival in California. They have delighted audiences in many of the premier venues in the Vancouver area, including the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, the Vancouver Club and West Vancouver's Silk Purse, and are becoming a popular act in their thriving local swing dancing community. Company B has been featured on CBC Radio Two's Canada Live series, seen on CBC Television and on CFJC's Midday Show (Kamloops, BC), and they have been featured guests on CiTR's Sweet and Hot radio program.
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