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The Long Gone Daddies

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The Long Gone Daddies

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Style: * BLUES *
New Oldtime Music

Member Since: 2012

City: Highland Park, NJ

CONTACT: Andy Bernstein ~ (732) 246-8002 ~ andyvoodude@yahoo.com

It began as a busman's holiday for four musicians with established careers on the regional music scene playing styles from big band jazz to funk, blues to bluegrass, lounge to new age. They all sought a side project that allowed them to kick back and fall into music that was fun but still had substance. Music that reached back to a simpler time, played on acoustic instruments yet informed by the group members' contemporary musical experiences.

The result is The LONG GONE DADDIES playing New Oldtime Music: a combination of unaffected human voices with acoustic string instruments performing an eclectic songlist in an Americana style. The repertoire includes tunes both familiar and little known, yet all create a certain "frontporch" vibe. The LONG GONE DADDIES belt out tunes that put a smile on your face and get your foot tapping with the energized rhythms of swing, rag, country blues, rockabilly, jazz, and bluegrass.

The LONG GONE DADDIES, a string band, lays down really refreshingly updated country-folk stylings complete with fiddle, mandolin, guitar and doublebass with four-part harmonies. - American Roots Blogspot

Commenting after a "Daddies" performance at the Music Under The Arbor concert series, NJ Folk Project boardmember and working musician Dave Sherman said, "The Long Gone Daddies bring a rock band excitement to the string band set-up as well as successfully arranging some way-out song choices for that context".

The LONG GONE DADDIES are:

Andy Bernstein (Vocals) has been recording and touring internationally with the award-winning, roots music band The VooDUDES for 20 years. The band released their 6th CD in late 2009.

Paul Daloia (Bass/Vocals) has played bass for hundreds of projects from Atlantic City headliners to Caribbean cruise ships; most recently with the swing band This Old House and the Road Handlers, a blues band.

Marco Dolce (Guitar/Vocals) has appeared with Night Train, Scarlett Blue, and The VooDUDES. He is a recognized new age recording artist, having produced a CD series featuring authentic Tibetan singing bowls.

Dick Paul (Mandolin/Fiddle/Guitar/Vocal) is an active player on the NJ folk, country, and Irish music scenes. As such he supports or belongs to Firecreek, The Movers, Willie Lynch, and several of Chuck Winch's roots projects, most notably the Plum Run String Band.

In 2010, the band began using noted jazz-blues drummer Jake O'Hanley on selected dates.

The Long Gone Daddies have appeared at the Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival; Princeton's CommUniversity Festival; The Hunterdon ARC FunFEST; Reckless & Steamy Nights Cabaret, Red Bank; Rutgers University, New Brunswick; Pier Village Concerts On the Green, Long Branch; Kensington Court Concerts, Tinton Falls, Manville Library's concert series, and as one of the rotating housebands at Alba Vineyard's Music Under The Arbor concert series, 2009 to present.

The Long Gone Daddies have demos discs both with and without drums available for venues and the press. In addition, the band is currently backing Andy Bernstein on a recording project of original American roots music.

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