From: KY, United States
Genre: Folk, bluegrass, jamband
The Tadcasters are an organic foot-stomping groove oriented bluegrass band. Just like a hearty pint of ale and a bucket of rib tips, The Tadcasters are the meat and spice of the americana, bluegrass, and folk scene. After years of different line-ups, The Tadcasters have solidified with Nick LaBoffe (mandolin, vocals), Bill Littleford (guitar, vocals), Josh Moore (upright bass) and Chris Novy (Sputnick the 16 gallon steel drum and banjo) creating a new hip americana/bluegrass/space-jam sound. A sound that is a lot like riding in the front seat of an open funhouse car with all the side to side shake and bounce.
Their new singles, Chaingang and Nick’s New Frontier, showcase this raw funhouse energy. Mostly recorded live in Nick’s apartment in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood, the singles capture the band at their finest. Creative and catchy tunes that defy the typical genre clichés, these songs have become staples and hit songs at their live performances.
Along with playing clubs and bars, The Tadcasters performed at Cincinnati’s Midpoint Music Festival in 2011. They also had the honor of becoming the artist in residence at the famous Southgate House for March 2011 and the artist in residence at Stanley’s Pub for February 2012. These gigs have helped them broaden their fan base. They have also attracted the attention of their peers with a CEA (Cincinnati Entertainment Awards) nomination in the bluegrass category two years in a row. More recordings and gigs are on the docket for 2012.