August 21st, 2009
Today begins the Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival which runs through Saturday. Tomorrow night will features Madison’s own Harmonious Wail.
The band was formed in 1987 by Sims Delaney-Potthoff and it has been kicking around the Madison area ever since. I’ve seen them on a number of occasions at block parties and festivals and enjoy their music greatly. However, as with The Fugees’ show from earlier this week, I am not well-versed when it comes to Gyspy jazz. I’ve heard Django Reinhardt and know that he is a seminal figure in the genre, but there my knowledge ends.
So enjoy the show and consider heading out to the country for the festival.
No setlist but know that it’s a great soundboard recording from the High Noon Saloon recorded on 9 December 2007.
The band has an official presence on YouTube and have posted this video of them performing at the Stoughton Opera House.