Thursday, August 19, 2010
Firehouse Rhythm Kings Reunion
Firehouse Rhythm Kings @ The Cave
The Triangle loves its vintage dance culture. Swing band the Firehouse Rhythm Kings reunited Tuesday at The Cave with their vocalist and fiddle player Joe Troop, back in town for a visit after relocating to Buenos Aires last year.
Troop's promiscuous fiddle references Wagner, Vivaldi and Led Zeppelin as he sings his way through repertoire by Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker, FRK originals and old time swing music inflected with calypso, gypsy, cowboy, soul and Spanish music. Fellow firemen on duty are Charles Cleaver piano, Chris Roszell banjo, Seth Barden bass, and Daniel Yount drums.
Here they are doing a Charlie Parker tune with Spanish lyrics by Argentinean guitarist Oscar Aleman:
One more chance to see The Firehouse Rhythm Kings TONIGHT, Thursday (8/19) before Troop heads back to Argentina:
RDU Rent Party, a pay-what-you-can swing dance with live music, happens monthly at Triangle Dance Studios (back building) at 2603 Miami Blvd in Durham. This month: Free East Coast Swing lesson at 7 pm, live dance music by The Firehouse Rhythm Kings from 8:00 - 11:00 pm.
Swing instructors Jason Sager & Abigail Browning
RDU Rent Party website