Meet the 9th Street Stompers

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Updated: 2/14/2014 10:48 am

     Each month.. We like to profile the local musicians who play the Scenic City Roots show.
     Last week.. We got our first look at the Ninth Street Stompers.

     Their sound is based on the gypsy jazz they associate with the Big Nine in Chattanooga.
     Logan Foll introduces us to the band.

"9th Street was the African-American hub of business and music and nightlife before it was changed to Martin Luther King Boulevard.  And there were all these clubs down there that had great bands and it really rivaled Bill street and Maxwell street up in Chicago and people always talk about 9th street if you mentioned Chattanooga.  So we thought that'd be a really cool way to pay homage to Chattanooga's music heritage."

"We just started four months ago so we're all still getting in with each other really tight but it's working out really well."

"We just kinda hit it off and said, hey we should start a band and so we did just that.  We thought of all the good players we knew in town and said hey do you wanna play and they said yes, thankfully.  And that's how the stompers were born."

"We play a mix of jazz and blues and other music from around the world."

"We are a six piece and we've got two guitar players, a string bass, drums, violin and piano.  And then skip and myself share vocal duties."

"It was like every time I have a friend or acquaintance or some local band to come and cheer on and this time it's us."

"Strangely enough, this is actually my first time at Track 29. I've had the opportunity to see a lot of shows somewhere and I've always been playing somewhere so this is my first time in the building.  But I really like it and I've heard a lot about the Scenic City Roots program and everybody I know that's been to it has had a great time."

"Getting to play what we like, exactly how we like, and being on a program as awesome as this…who would've thought?"

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