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Dirty Spoon...        ...yeah, okay. We'll play some. 

What started as some get-down old-time holler at some of them Mud City soirées has sprouted into this unrefined, and downright rambunctious sound: Appalachian hill music of old blended with a handmade, tough as nails, breakbeat blues stank!  

Homebrewed in the groves and hollows of Lane County, Dirty Spoon's music spans generational divides with energetic and often improvised tunes that somehow manage to stay on the rails, while seeming hell-bent on puttin'er in the ditch.

The Dirty Spoon sound is fueled through respect for traditional oldtime, round peak, and delta blues tunes, and their relentless search for a genuine Northwest Foothill Holler that remains authentic.  Every show is unique and is sure to inspire with our use of handmade gadgetry, instrumentation, and the frequent sit-ins from those who have a little something extra to add to the Dirty Spoon Squalor.  

Dangity dang dang BOOM! Dang da dang dang! Drink up.

The Fellers...

Seth "Uncle Rat" Kimmel - 

Dog House Double Bass, Banjo, Guitar, Fiddle (all of which he made himself), Clap-Hands, and Vocals.  Seth writes a good number of Dirty Spoon's tunes, having a solid background and knowledge in oldtime traditional music, and contributes to a number of bands in the Mud City Community.  A Double Bass Violin Luthier by trade, and a raconteur extraordinaire by nature, his presence simply cannot be reproduced. 

Jordan "Whiffle Toof" Cogburn -  
​Suitcase Drum Kit (what the what!?), Cigar Box Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Occasional Fiddle Squeaks, and Vocals.  Jordan's beat is the gut of the Dirty Spoon sound. He fuses the sounds of modern day breaks with traditional hill tunes tunes, adding a low tech thump that brings a new perspective to an old and comfortable sound.  Belting out the blues, hammering down on the bango or cigar box, and a heavy kick on the case, you bet Capt. W. Toof commands the dance party! 


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