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"FLORIDANA," no better word could be used to describe the eclectic sounds of The Mud Flappers. A genre spawned from the art and culture of the swampland they call home. Brandishing a wide arsenal of traditional acoustic instruments, this seven piece mini-orchestra has developed a reputation for ecstatic live performances and infectious onstage energy. Pulling influences every which way from the outlaw country of Johnny Cash, blazing bluegrass of Earl Scruggs, roaming melodies of gypsy swing à la Django Reinhardt, to the prohibitionary jazz of your local speakeasy. This sonic gumbo is held together by the sultrily celestial harmonies of leading ladies, Lauren Carder and Sarah Elizabeth Patrick. Even the most gentle of men transform into drunken scoundrels, while the prudish are left with a case of the vapors after seeing these flappers strut their stuff.