Our good buddy Rick Frydman has at long last been able to finagle one of his favorite bands to appear in Lawrence – Steppin’ In It – to quote Rick, “A high spirited roots/country-blues/folk/western swing (and a little bit of Cajun) band from Lansing, Michigan” that utilize slide guitar, harmonica, accordions, and stand up bass with an occasional trumpet, trombone and pennywhistle too. Get a taste with this great youtube clip of them performing ‘Give My Regards to Miss Moline’. Frydman was so taken with them the first time he saw them play at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Oklahoma that he bought a boatload of their CDs and has been trying to book them here in Lawrence ever since. In addition to the W.G. Folk Festival, they’re veterans of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and NPR’s Mountain Stage in West Virginia.
You can see just what he’s talking about on Friday, October 16th with Rick’s own Heebie Jeebies opening the show at the oh-so-reasonable hour of 7:30 p.m. at the Bottleneck here in Lawrence, Kansas. Tix are $12.50 advance and $15 day of the show, but if you want a real deal, or just want to jaw with him about the band, call Rick up to get tix for a mere $10 each (through Oct. 7th only). You can reach Rick at 785-843-4023. See you there!