Double Decker Stringband
"Double Decker makes the music sound inevitable"
In Late 1977...
...the band started out with a name that did more to describe what they looked like than what they sounded like. Since then they've gone through some changes visually, musically, and geographically. The band has spread its version of old-time tunes and songs ranging from sentimental to silly, sacred to secular around the US, Canada, and Europe.
Old-time music was in its heyday during that pivotal period of our not-too-distant past when this country stumbled from chorus lines in the 1920's to bread lines in the 30's. Old-time remained popular as the Depression spread but records became a luxury few could afford. Recording companies folded and the music went back to the parlors and porches of rural America.
"They mix vintage material: turn-of-the-century rags, hell-for-leather fiddle tunes, mountain ballads, country blues, a bit of Victorian popular. Good singers and fine performers on a variety of instruments, they know the roots of their music, credit even its most obscure creators, and bring a loving attention to detail to performance. Yet it is all done with so much zest and self-deprecating humor that one forgets that he might learn something." - Joe Wilson
The Rest Is Yet To Come
"fresh," "playful," "approachable," "authentic," "inventive" ...