Ham Jam House -Concert
The Hot Nut Riveters
The Hot Nut Riveters will play a fine acoustic concert on Sunday, November 1st, 2015, at 2:00 PM.
The Hot Nut Riveters - Texas’s Original Recession Era String Band.
Guy Forsyth - Guitar, Harmonica
Matt Smith - Guitar, Dobro, and Mandolin
Nevada Neuman - Guitar, Vocals
Kristopher Wade - Upright Bass, Vocals
Mark Rubin - Guitar, Banjo, and Mandolin
Albanie Falletta - Guitar, Vocals
Oliver Steck - Accordion, and Trumpet
Guy Forsyth arrived in Austin on January 10, 1990, with a guitar, a harmonica, and a rented U-Haul truck. A street-smart entertainer raised on American western standards and musical soundtracks while growing up in Kansas City, Mo.., he cut his teeth working as a comic stuntman at renaissance faires, passing tip jars from crowd to crowd after each sideshow performance left the room in awe.
For over 20 years, Matt Smith (a multi instrumentalist) was a senior instructor for the National Guitar Workshop, a six-week summer program featuring the finest guitar instructors in the country, leading workshops in Connecticut, Chicago, LA, New Orleans, Austin, Nashville, Florida, Seattle, Oakland, the UK and Germany. Matt currently works as the Music/Studio Director for Phoenix House in Austin, and he is an instructor and board member for the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival held annually in Bigfork, Montana.
From a very early age Nevada Newman has had a passion for music. He strummed guitars as young as age two but it wasn't until his 16th birthday that his stepdad brought home a new guitar with a "how to play" book that Nevada became a serious student. Soon after mastering "Stairway To Heaven," he discovered the blues via blues rockers George Thorogood and Stevie Rae Vaughan. Upon graduating high school Nevada joined the US Navy and was stationed at Pax River, MD, where he waved signals at helicopters. His off time was spent playing guitar for hours and listening to new music on which he would spend most of his paycheck.
Bassist/songwriter Kristopher Wade has studied with Dr. Utah Hamrick and has shared the stage with some of the Live Music Capitol's finest musicians including a stint with fiddle/guitar virtuoso Erik Hokkanen and 3 years with Ghosts Along the Brazos, winners of 3 Austin Music Awards. As a member of the Marshall Ford Swing Band, Kris has shared the stage with fiddle legend Johnny Gimble (Emily, his grandaughter is also a member of the band), backed up Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel alumnus Cindy Cashdollar and Danny Levin at the Long Center's Tribute to Western Swing, played the National and American Folk Festivals and travelled to China as an Official State of Texas Representative, twice.
Rural Oklahoma native Mark Rubin invented the concept of Alt. Bluegrass with Bad Livers, contributed to the modern Yiddish Cultural resurgence across Europe and points East, played and recorded with just about anybody worth a damn, provided music supervision to motion pictures and television and is the founding director of the Folk Alliance Winter Music Camp. He currently lives in New Orleans where he plays the tuba and the banjo, but not at the same time.
New Orleans is also home to another Riveter, 24 year old wunderkind Albanie Falletta, who can be seen “couché avec la moustache” on the back of the new Riveters album. A native of Wimberley, Texas (just outside of Austin), Albanie’s formative years were spent singing and playing around Austin before moving to New Orleans in 2013.
Oliver Steck, the seventh and final Riveter, being an accomplished accordionist, a heralded trumpeter and an improvisational actor of no small skill, Ollie is also a clown-college graduate, so it is maybe not surprising that he prefers to spend his time touring around the world with Bob Schneider.
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Doors open at 2:00 and the concert is 3:00 to 5:00.
$20 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!
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