The Get Happy String Band

  • July 11, 2019
  • By Admin: sfbluegrass
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The Get Happy String Bandis a Bay Area based band that features Meredith Axelrod and Darcy Noonan. They came together through their mutual love of such masters as The Mississippi Sheiks, The East Texas Serenaders and The Memphis Jug Band. They’ll excite and delight you with their raucous rags and bombastic breakdowns in an authentic sound straight out of 1933. Band fiddler Darcy has taught fiddle at Lark Camp. Meredith is a favorite singer and guitar player of certain people, that may just include you once you’ve had a listen. Craig Ventresco is the best person in America, and he plays mandolin or guitar with the band sometimes. HOLY CRACKERS, THIS BAND IS HOT! They’re raising the roof at Bay Area gigs and have recently done the old-time thing at Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage and Oakland’s The Awaken Cafe.