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Genre: Blues/R&B, Comedy, Dixieland, Folk, Jazz, Solo, Swing

Website: http://www.bertrandlaurence.com

MP3 (click name to download; click player to stream):
Out with the Wrong Woman

Down in the Alley


(left to right)Mickey Bones, Rob Rudin, J. Place, Scott Shetler, Bertrand Laurence, Washtub Robbie.
Six summers back, in Cambridge, MA, blues singer/harmonicist J. Place went to the House of Blues to have lunch with a belly dancer. On stage was acoustic guitarist Bertrand Laurence, paying homage to the root music of Mississippi, New Orleans, and Chicago. Sensing a connection, J asked to sit in and the Jellyrollers were born. Strictly acoustic, they now include Micke Bones on drums and things, Washtub Robbie , Rob Rudin on washboard and spoons, and Scott Shetler on clarinet. Venues: Boston Blues Festival, Boston Folk Festival, New York/Lincoln Center, Quincy blues festival, House Of Blues, Johnny D's, Lizard Lounge, and various broadcasts. "Both high-spirited and heart-felt, the Jellyrollers have a filling for the hole in your soul." -- Brett Milano.