Smokehouse Ramblers

Smokehouse Ramblers


The Smokehouse Ramblers were formed by three working blues musicians as a lighter-volume blues trio. Our goal is to provide soulful music in more intimate venues and record some original music while, while not forgetting the real reason to play the music we love -- having hell of a lot of fun.


In September 2004, three blues loving musicians, all busy and active in other local blues bands, decided to put together a very special side project. This band was to take the form of an acoustic-based, lighter-volume blues trio. The kind of band that you can listen to and enjoy while eating a fine meal and sharing dinner conversation with a few friends. The goal of the project was to provide quieter, soulful blues covers and original tunes to area restaurants, private parties and night clubs, while at the same time not forgetting the real reason for playing the blues which was just to have a whole lot of fun.

Two of the "Smokehouse Ramblers" were already enjoying some local celebrity with the West Chester based band Voodoo Deville. They are harp wizard and Voodoo front man, Buddy Cleveland, and Steve Cocchi, who supplies vocals, keyboard, guitar, slide, drums and just about any other string instrument we can think of. As luck would have it, Buddy was doing some side harp work with the Reading based Dave Mell Blues Band with his good friend, blues singer/songwriter, Bluesman Tom Malafarina, who agreed to team up with the boys and in addition to original songs, provides vocals, bass guitar and acoustic guitar to the trio.

These fellas figured with three lead vocalists all capable of providing harmonies, honest to goodness musicians with the ability to play a whole mess of different instruments, a bunch of original tunes and an intense love for the blues, how could they possibly go wrong? So the three got together and recorded a some of their original songs, sat back, took a listen and said "well roll me on the beach and call me Sandy, this stuff ain't half bad." And the Smokehouse Ramblers were born.

The Smokehouse Ramblers play most styles of the blues – from the Delta to the Piedmont to Chicago. They also venture into the Rockabilly and Crossover Country genres as well. So stop by sometime, sit a spell, take a load off your feet and enjoy the Smokehouse Ramblers' own brand of "Foot Stompin', Butt Shakin', Rib Stickin', Good Time Blues".


The Smokehouse Ramblers released their first CD, "Can't Get Used To It," in the Spring of 2006. The CD is available on CDBaby. com and a number of online music download and music streaming services.

Set List

Can't Get Use To It
Come On Over Baby
Don't Be Leavin' Me This Way
Every Girl I Love
Get Over Yourself
I'll Deliver
I'm A Bluesman
New Dog
Past My Prime
Three Legged Dog

Before You Accuse Me
Big Boss Man
Blue Jeans Blues
Bright Lights, Big City
Flip, Flop & Fly
Good Man
Help Me
Hootchi Coochi Coo
Hootchie Cootchie Man
If You Be My Baby
Johnny B. Goode
Keep It Simple
Key to the Highway
Madison Blues
Mustang Sally
Mystery Train
Pride & Joy
Reconsider Baby
Red House
Route 66
Shame, Shame, Shame
Stop Messin Round
Sweet Home Chicago
T-Bone Boogie
Walking the Dog
Who Do You Love