RAG presents 'My Sweet Patootie'

Denver— The Roxbury Arts Group will present My Sweet Patootie on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Old School Baptist Church in Denver.

Since 1999 My Sweet Patootie’s dazzling solos and joy of live performance brought fans from Canada, the US and England to their feet at Tanglefoot shows. Today, as My Sweet Patootie, Terry Young and Sandra Swannell embrace a forgotten brand of showmanship that’s “two parts exemplary musicianship and one part vaudeville comedy,” according to Binghampton Pressconnects.

Their clever, off-center original songs have “elements of western swing and old-timey music that updates the flapper feel and gives it a real twenty first century pizazz... a delightful sound with a hundred years in it’s soul,” says FATEA Magazine.

In 2010, My Sweet Patootie performed over 100 shows including theatres and festivals in Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, two Midwestern tours including Mitch Podolak’s Manitoba HomeRoutes Tour, and a month-long tour of England.

Sandra Swannell’s rich alto voice has been described as “hot buttered rum.” She is a classically trained violinist/violist, but her style owes much more to folk, jazz and blues. Her diverse musical background ranges from recording with Canada’s legendary Stompin’ Tom Connors to writing a series of musical sketches for string orchestra during her tenure as principal violist of the Georgian Bay Symphony, and fronting Celtic art rock band The Shards.

Terry Young is a classically trained tenor and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Western Ontario. His tremendous dexterity and aggressive approach to finger-style guitar has been described as “virtuosic” by BBC critic James Harrox, and “jaw dropping” by Folk & Music Exchange. During his years with Tanglefoot Terry gained a reputation as a talented multi-instrumentalist, performing on banjo, mandolin, whistles and guitar.

As My Sweet Patootie, Terry and Sandra have been forging a solid reputation for delivering polished, completely entertaining and memorable live concerts.
Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $7.50 for kids. Call 607 326-7908.