Poormouth
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Poormouth

Band Folk Bluegrass

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"...a warm and comfortable sound that would be just great on a warm summer night, or in the fall around the campfire." - Sing Out


"This band plays traditional oldtimey music but with a 21st century twist. Their's is an interesting sound I am sure you will enjoy" - WXLV 90.3 FM


Discography

"Way Back When" LP on Blue Barn Music

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Poormouth is a new incarnation of an old rock band in which both Richard and Connie played. As time passed they developed an interest in old time bluegrass, and so the current band was born.

Connie and Dick both come up through the folk music scene of the sixties and seventies. Connie was playing in the clubs and coffeehouses of NYC and Dick in Philadelphia. Eventually they met and married. During this period Richard developed an interest in Pipe music, which has been incorperated into the final reult as well.

Poormouth's traditional flair is complemented by Bob Scarr on bass and vocals. Bob, who hails from NYC and is classically trained, cut his teeth on both folk and rock music, and has opened for Dave Bromberg as a solo act. He currently lives on a horse farm in New Jersey where he raises horses and imports Oriental Antiquities, when not playing music.

Paul, the most recent addition to the band, has been a professional musician for four decades, has worked as a guitarist, mandolin player and fiddler, touring with many acts and working as a studio musician. He also consults in the design of audio systems for performance venues. Paul has appeared onstage with John Hartford, John Herald, Steve Kimmock and many others and has been an opener for the Reno Brothers, Dave Bromberg, Tammy Wynnette, and others. he has hung his hat everywhere from Nashville to Woodstock NY, and now lives on a farm in Bucks County PA

The band has a unique approach to old timey music, adding bluegrass and newgrass elements, resulting in an interesting mix of influences. A typical Poormouth show consists of one set lasting approxiately 80mmin, or two sets of 50 min, depending on the nature of the event. Each show runs the gamut from very appalachian songs to blazing mandolin solo's with a bit of Celtic piping as well. It is an ecclectic and interesting evening to say the very least.