Ham Jam House Concert
The Longtime Goners
The Longtime Goners will play a fine concert on Thursday, July 18th, at 7:00 PM.
The Longtime Goners play original country music, straight up without the characteristic schmaltz of today's pop country. The band is fronted by two singers and songwriters, Pat Reedy and Ronnie Aitkens. Both songwriters sing about what they know; hard luck, heartache and life on the road as working musicians. They tackle serious subject matter while retaining a sense of humor, which comes through particularly well in their live shows.
The group's outlaw-country sound is informed by a variety of American music; folk, blues, gospel, bluegrass, swamp pop and the music of their adopted home, New Orleans. Their arrangements are tight and concise, anchored by a solid rhythm section of upright bass, tasteful drums, chicken pickin' telecaster and acoustic guitar. On top of that foundation the band features some lonesome harmonica and driving fiddle. Whether in a honky-tonk dive or on a festival stage The Longtime Goners are sure to get the audience on to the dance floor.
-- Cameron Snyder
From the honkytonks in Montana to the Woody Guthrie Festival in Oklahoma and on over to your Grandpas back yard barbecue and down to New Orleans ! Pat Reedy and the Longtime Goners keep an old tradition alive that stands strong beside our Country Heroes and Hillbilly Hobos!
-- Riley Downing (of the Tumbleweeds.)
Pat Reedy: Vocals, Leads on Acoustic Guitar and Backs on Electric Guitar
Pat's voice is rich and deep, with a quiver somewhat reminiscent of Johnny Cash.
Ronnie Aitkens: Vocals, Leads on Acoustic Guitar and Backs on Electric Guitar
Ronnie brings a gentle yet nasally tone to the group and has yodel that nods in the direction of Jimmie Rogers.
Ian Stewart: Fiddle and Vocals
Ian is a very talented young artist. He was the winner of the Daniel Pearle Memorial violin award not long ago.
Tony Frickey: Drum Kit: snare, kick, floor tom, cymbals
Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$15 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!