The Rum Drum Ramblers: Profile in This Week's Paper


In this week's paper, Jaime Lees profiles local blues trio the Rum Drum Ramblers.

What do you guys think you sound like? What's your inspiration?
Mat Wilson: I would say, like... I'm pulling from pre-war Chicago blues. Like, the first electric blues.
Ryan Koenig: I'm into a lot of the country blues and just country in general. But then I also like a lot of the Chicago stuff and the New Orleans stuff. I tell people it's just American music.
Wilson: Yeah, American music. I like it when people call us Americana more than blues cause it's not like we're...hoochie-coochie men. [laughs] Our thing is getting as much variety as possible and not just sticking to clubs in the blues scene. Because I've seen enough of it, and we can totally do it with a punk rock ethic and kind of be troubadours with what we're doing. We don't need the blues society to book a blues show. We can bring a blues show any fuckin' place we set up and play.
Read the rest here. See the trio entertain a diverse audience at the Stable (1821 Cherokee Street) on Friday night at 9 p.m.

MP3: The Rum Drum Ramblers, "We'll See"

MP3: The Rum Drum Ramblers, "Warm Atlanta Day"

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