Whalebone Farmhouse
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Whalebone Farmhouse

Sutton, Massachusetts, United States

Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
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We are currently working on a live album and have tracks streaming from Worcester's, local radio station WCUW, 91.3fm

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While the name, "Whalebone Farmhouse" may illicit visions of old sea Captains don't expect to hear songs of old sea chanties. This 4 piece , sometimes 5 piece band may come across as eclectic, Rocky Kramm and Keri Anderson started as a duo. Their music is an exercise in contrasts. A look at their song list reveals originals, blues, gospel, blues, Americana and folk. Kramm and Anderson have written and co-wrote about 20 songs and rearranged many of the rest. Anderson grew up singing and came from a musical family. She lives in the Central, Ma. area and has sung with many bands in and around Boston. She has lent her vocals on some local Cd's and performed with the Ten Foot Pole Cats, Uncle Billy Smoke House , and Funk Bang Big Dawg, where she had met , drummer John Riley.

Rocky spent a dozen disciplined years studying classical piano and half a dozen with the clarinet before submitting to guitar anarchy. He has played in many bands throughout the South. He toured in off Broadway musicals and has performed acoustic guitar all over the world.

Kramm and Anderson are two artistic souls that have crossed many different borders and lived in many different places. Kramm and Anderson bring the blues to their music from different trajectorie. For Kramm the blues is a gravely thing, a voice filled with earth. It's a solid blues. Andersons blues is more transcendant, filled with both a soaring spirit and a whiskey growl. The combination is amazing.

Three more musicians were added to the acoustic duo within the past two years. Jeff Burch who plays upright bass has accompanied many Central Mass bands, local Simon, and popular OSB are just some.

John Riley has over 45 years of drumming experience and plays all styles of music. He has shared stages with Dr. John, John Mayhall, and Robert Palmer. He has also toured with the great Joe Cocker.

We are very happy to have Greg Wolodkin join us on the harmonica whenever possible. Greg has performed guitar in many bands all over the United States. He
met Anderson and Riley in the popular local funk band, Big Dawg from Worcester.

Most of our songs are re-worked and inspired from Pre-War time. Whalebone Farmhouse gets their inspiration from lost love, and very real human suffering.
Dynamics, Vocal harmonies and Kramm's finger picking style sets the band apart from others.

Some of the band's influences include, Etta James, Eva Cassidy, Howlin Wolf, David Van Ronk, Captain Beefheart, Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield and newer artists like, Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys and the Fleet Foxes