Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong
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Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong

Paradise, California, United States | SELF

Paradise, California, United States | SELF
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"Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong Reviews"

"The W. C. Fields of Western music." - Newport News Review

"there are few better times to be had in Western music than when Sourdough Slim, tongue firmly in cheek, cuts loose.... also astonishing musicianship behind the fun." - Rick Huff, The Western Way magazine

"First rate entertainment. A delightful show..... real deal Americana."
- Liz Baines, Seattle Times

"You won't find better authentic Country or Western music being played anywhere."
- David Barnes, British Archive of Country Music

"Much more invigorating than 9/10ths of the stuff you hear from the current cadre of Western revivalists." - Ronald Lankford, Jr., Sing Out! magazine

"Good Stuff!" - Dallas Dobro, Strawberry Music Festival

"A must see for those that love to be thoroughly entertained."
- Charity Maness, Calaveras News

- Reviews


Oh, Sweet Mama! 2011
Live From The Strawberry Music Festival 2009
Classics II 2008
Vaudeville Cowboy 2006



Roots revivalists Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong are passionate about the music they play and the culture from which it springs. Proud torch-bearers of America's rich roots music heritage, the two demonstrate their enthusiasm from the first catchy bars of "My Last Old Dollar" to the last wistful strains of their phenomenal re-creation of Stan Jones' immortal "Riders In The Sky." These showman extraordinaire joyously rekindle the country blues, western classics, vintage jazz and string band repertoire of twentieth century rural America. A fast-paced performance that showcases their seasoned gift for connecting with audiences. Whether capturing the haunting refrain of a Jimmie Rodgers blue yodel or swinging out a hot novelty number, the fun these two cut-ups have on stage leads to a contagious good time for everyone in the house. Long time fans will remember them as founding members of two of California's favorite acoustic combo's, "8th Avenue String Band" and "R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders." Between them they share a provocative array of period instruments including: flat-top guitar, national steel guitar, baritone and soprano ukulele, musical saw, accordion, six-string banjo and harmonica.
Well traveled veterans of stages ranging from Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Center to The Strawberry Music Festival, The National Cowboy Gathering and Prairie Home Companion, these modern day vaudevillians capture a sound and moment in time that consistently delights fun loving music fans wherever they perform.