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Rockin' Daddy & The Rough Cuts (one-time gig!)

reunited for a one-time gig

Rockin' Daddy & The Rough Cuts


Rockin’ Daddy and the Rough Cuts grew out of Blues Deluxe, who started playing together as a group in the mid 80s first backing up Mojo Buford. Dan Schwalbe has been a member since the original band’s inception and along with the current lineup, remains a driving force in helping preserve traditional blues in the Twin Cities. The current members of the Rough Cuts include: Dave Sanny (bass), Steve Grosshans (harmonica, vocals), Marty Bryduck (drums), and Dan Schwalbe (guitar, vocals).

When you attend a Rockin’ Daddy and the Rough Cuts show you can be guaranteed one thing for sure, you will hear great traditional style blues, the way it was played in the 1950’s and 60’s and drawing heavily from the Chicago post-war electric style. Even when they are playing some of their original material, it remains true to the roots. There is no fanfare here, no histrionics, just straight-ahead, gut-bucket, down-in-the-alley blues. The current line-up of the Rough Cuts is a cohesive, rock-sold ensemble that never waivers from their interpretation and delivery of traditional blues. Heavy on the shuffles this harmonica fronted band will also play some ballads, some swamp blues, and some up-tempo jump & swing blues featuring the excellent guitar stylings of Dan Schwalbe and the Chicago blues harmonica sounds of Steve Grosshans.

Minnesota based blues band Rockin' Daddy and The Rough Cuts performing the original song "Elbow Room" written by guitarist Dan Schwalbe. This performance was filmed during the grand reopening of the Wilebski's Blues Saloon in St. Paul, MN on January 1, 2010.

Doors at 8:30pm  |  Music at 9:00pm

$5 Cover

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