Monday, June 10, 2013

Blog Guelph: The Ragged Bankers

Dreams of Beams by BleechBiPass
Dreams of Beams, a photo by BleechBiPass on Flickr.
This picture reminds me of the recurring theme in music by The Ragged Bankers, today's feature in the Music Monday post.

Does the band's sound a bit frustrated about the one horse town they're in?  Or is it just about the day jobs and lack of freedom? It was a pretty rocking local folk show on Pure Guelphishness on CFRU at 9:00am this morning, featuring this local act.

Because they are appearing at 2rivers festival on June 15, 2013, it seemed a perfect time to give you a chance to hear their music from bandcamp and myspace.  I also read the bio from their facebook pageThe Ragged Bankers have been influenced by Neil Young, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen and Blue Rodeo as you can hear in the music.  The first song played today was selected as Tune of Day on Folkway Music's Music blog in June 2010. The band features Folkway Music’s own Mark Stutman on electric guitar!

The full playlist:
The Reason
When We Were Free
Sunday Confession
Gotta Go
The Flood
She Never Looks Back

"There's a reason for vacation, a reason we escape."  I thought you might also want to check out this video of the song "The Reason." 

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