The Ragtime Skedaddlers - Dennis Pash
Nick Robinson on mandolin, Dave Krinkel on guitar -
were formed in 2008 to play ragtime string band arrangements from the
original scores. Dennis Pash is well known to ragtime enthusiasts as the
founder of the legendary Etcetera String Band. He is an extraordinarily
expressive player. No one is better at bringing out the folk roots that
underlie so many ragtime compositions. In addition to numerous festival
appearances as a performer, Dennis has written and lectured on the
development of string ragtime. Nick Robinson plays the second mandolin
part which is unique to the published string arrangements. Nick has
played a variety of musics, including American old time, klezmer, and
Indonesian gamelan. Dave Krinkel is an accomplished guitarist who also
plays with the traditional American old time band, the Tea Sippers.
"A wonderful mix of classic and obscure
ragtime music played by a trio of banjo-mandolin (Dennis Pash), mandolin
(Nick Robinson) and guitar (Dave Krinkel)... They have put some serious
work into doing justice to this music. Each member plays his part with
authority, and their enjoyment is almost palpable."
"The blend of instruments and talent seems truly ideal. It is immediately obvious that they not only love the music but they also care about playing it right."
"An absolute delight that will cheer you up on even the bluest of days."