The Linden Tree Coffeehouse will continue its 38th season with area favorites, The Squeezebox Stompers. The show will be held in the social hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St. Doors will open at 7 with the show at 7:30pm
The Squeezebox Stompers are a Boston area Americana Roots band. They have performed Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Folk, and originals all over New England for the past 15 years. Members of the band have received Boston Music Awards and Songwriting Awards. They are noted for their step-lively up-beat music inspiring audiences to get up and dance. Their instrumentation includes accordion, keyboards, fiddle, saxophone, harmonica, penny whistle, guitar, bass, and drums.
Ralph Trufo plays the accordion, piano, Anglo concertina and Cajun accordion. Ralph was a founding member of the Boogaloo Swamis who were 4-time Boston Music Award winners. The Swamis were largely responsible for the introduction of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans music to New England . They toured and recorded extensively. In addition to performing for over 30 years, Ralph has been a prolific songwriter, with over 50 songs to his credit as well as having written several plays which have been produced in our area.
Larry Plitt, another long-time member of this band, is the proud winner of the 2007 Boston Folk Festival Singer/ Songwriter contest. His playing is rooted in the Piedmont and Delta blues styles and peppered with Cajun, Zydeco, Celtic and classical influences. He loves singin’ the blues. As a veteran of the San Francisco folk rock scene of the early 70’s, he played in a number of bands including Camp Granada and the Stephen Fiske Band.
Other band members are Geoff Wadsworth, Jeff O’Neil, and Art Sobatz. They guarantee a Rockin’ good time. Check out their website and their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/squeezeboxstompers
Tickets for those attending are $20, cash or check at the door. Please reserve your seats by calling 781-246-2836. Performers have requested that folks wear masks to protect them as well as volunteers and audience members. Our previous streaming shows are still available for viewing on our YouTube and Facebook pages linked from our home page: http://www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse operates, in part, with thanks to partial support from Wakefield’s Arts Council of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more reservations and information: 781-246-2836