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Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers Album Release Party September 14th
September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm| $15
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers bring humanity and spontaneity to their shows, creating music people can relate to. Inspired by blues, gypsy jazz, country, and modern jazz, the band has a sound that it’s truly their own: vibrant, modern, and eclectic but honoring the great musical greats of the past.
Their debut single from their self titled album “Here Comes the Man with The Jive”, was written by the great Stuff Smith. The Wayfarer’s version, incorporates a lot of horns to give the feel of a party. Stuff Smith was one of jazz music’s preeminent violinists of the swing era. “Here Comes the Man with The Jive” was one of the anthems of marijuana enthusiasts of the Twenties. Referring to themselves as “Vipers”.
“We selected ‘Here Comes the Man with The Jive” cause we are really a live band and we thought that this tune captured our live feel the best. We are known at our live performances to get rowdy and get the crowd going, particularly with this number. We did a few takes in order to really capture the live feel. Everything was recorded live in the studio. This is the tune we usually end our sets with cause it gets the crowds going.” says Megg Farrell (Sweet Megg).
The band has have been a mainstay of the NYC jazz scene since their debut in 2012. Holding residencies at The Standard Hotel, House of Yes, The Wayland, St. Mazie’s, and The Belfry. This fall will debut their first full length album, they will celebrate with an intimate album release show at The Paperbox on September 14th! Special guests and a swing dance lesson at 8:30 by Cait and the Critters.