Vinyl Vagabonds

Saturday, Sep 2
West of 35
11 am 

We are a talented and upbeat Blues, R&B, Funky Soul and Roots Rock band based in Ames, Iowa. Our zeal for these genres of music is evidenced by the abundance of spirit in our stage presentation and positive chemistry among our members. With all good-time music and an obvious great time going down on the stage, our connection with audiences is spontaneous, immediate, and enduring.

BAND MEMBERS
Mook Bascomb—-Lead and background vocals
Jeff Hart           —-Lead and background vocals, harmonica
Kent Johnson  —- Lead and Rythym guitar, background vocals
Sean Ryan      —- Bass Guitar
Todd Cumming—  Percussion

HOMETOWNS in Iowa:  All Vinyl Vagabond band members currently live in Ames IA

The ace-in-the-hole for V.V. is singer Mook Bascomb. Her classic alto voice is one to fall in love with over and over again, delivering both lead and harmony backing vocals with authenticity and joy. Co-lead singer Jeff Hart’s love of music and seemingly limitless energy flows forth in both his vocal performance and harmonica playing. Guitarist Kent Johnson not only drives the band with his funk-oriented rhythms and stark Blues-Rock leads, his is the crucial third voice in the three-part vocal harmonies that accentuate much of V.V.’s song list. We boast a very groovy rhythm section as well. Bassist Sean Ryan and drummer Todd Cumming keep it rocking steady for all the high steppers and hip shakers that can’t help but get out on the dance floor. The V.V. instrumental mix is always enhanced by the great players they bring in on keyboards and/or saxophone, rounding out their extremely bluesy and soulful sound.

 Our performance repertoire is an absolute breath of fresh air for audiences that crave a get-down-and-boogie sound. We’re smiling throughout the night because we know what surprises lie in store. What we’ve got is infectious and it’s never long before the whole venue is smiling with us.”