Squeezebox Stompers take the stage as the Live on the Lawn Concert Series continues on Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m. Listening to the Squeezebox Stompers is like taking a walk through the streets of the French Quarter. Even in staid New England, every day is Mardi Gras with the Squeezebox Stompers. Wherever they go, they bring on the party with their mix of Zydeco, Cajun, blues and good ol’ roadhouse rock ‘n roll.
If you didn’t get to see them at the 2018 Boston Harborfest, come check out this amazing band.
Led by accordionist Rockin’ Ralph Tufo, formerly of the award-winning Boogaloo Swamis, the Stompers feature musicians who have decades of experience playing the roots and branches of American music. Ralph Tufo plays the accordion, piano, Anglo concertina and Cajun accordion. Ralph was a founding member of the Boogaloo Swamis who were 4 time Boston Music Award winners. The Swamis were largely responsible for the introduction of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans music to New England. Guitarist Larry Plitt was the winner of the 2007 Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. Geoff Wadsworth on saxophone, harmonica, and tin whistle is a veteran of the Boston jazz and blues scene. Andy Solberg, versed in jazz, folk, and blues drives the band with his scintillating bass lines. Mike Migliozzi on drums is a master of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orlean rhythms. Finally, Steve Latanision a virtuoso on fiddle, mandolin, and banjo adds an eclectic roots dimension to the band.
The Library’s Summer Series continues on August 1: Knock on Wood; and August 15: Outdoor Movie Night.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and experience a great night of outdoor live music at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street). All concerts are free and sponsored by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, with additional support from the Friends of the Malden Public Library. In case of rain, concerts will be moved inside. For more information, contact the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, at 781-324-0218 or at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.