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Gypsy Jazz meets Bluegrass: The Hot Club of Philadelphia double bill with The Cheddar Boys at The Livingroom’s new location


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Paris is magnifique with The Hot Club of Philadelphia’s Gypsy-Americana.
—Matt Silver WRTI Jazz radio Jan 2021 'Album of The Week'
Two of Philadelphia’s acoustic music mainstays perform at one of the city’s hidden gems

A city staple of the past 20 years, The Hot Club of Philadelphia Gypsy Jazz Band, (HCP) is slated for their first performance at The Living Room at 35 East’s new larger location (35 East Ardmore Ave), on Friday October 1, joined by another local favorite, the “y’allternative” Bluegrass-Country band The Cheddar Boys. HCP will play their blend of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli classics, Klezmer, songs by the Beatles & Hendrix, as well as pieces from their current release, Gypsy-Americana as well as songs for their next release. The Cheddar Boys will be debuting songs from their upcoming 2022 album, a few months before the release date. The two bands will be among the first handful of local musicians to play Laura Mann’s newly revamped larger capacity listening room. Doors open at 7pm; show at 8:00. Tickets start at $35, and available here.

Pre-order is preferred, tickets may be available at the door, but cannot be guaranteed. BYOB

About The Hot Club of Philadelphia

Founder and bandleader, Barry Wahrhaftig, [War-hof-tig], (guitar & vocals), will be joined by the all-star lineup of Joseph Arnold (violin), Jim Stager (bass), Phyllis Chapell (vocals) and Zack Devine (guitar & vocals). Bringing their “impeccable chops and unwavering musicality” (jazz inside magazine) to the stage, Hot Club of Philadelphia will play standards and lesser-known gems including klezmer, Americana & folk-pop pieces.

About The Cheddar Boys

Opening the concert, The Cheddar Boys line up will include guitarist new recruit Gabriel Furtado to the group’s lineup.

About The Living Room

The Living Room at 35 East is an intimate, boutique-style, BYOB listening room in a comfortable setting with couches and chairs. We were presented the coveted Best of Philly award for Best Small Music Venue 2019 from Philadelphia magazine and the Best Live Music Venue award from Ardmore Award Program for 2019.

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