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Ten Foot Polecats / Bio

Their sound, though hard to define, has been referred to as “punk-blues”, “gutbucket soul”and “explosive stomp and groove”. This high-octane trio from Boston, MA has been touring the country every year since 2008, taking their unique form of roots and blues all across the United States.

In 2013 Ten Foot Polecats were featured in Relix Magazine and the song "Moonshine and Mud" was featured on the October/November CD along with songs by North Mississippi Allstars, Jack Johnson, and more. The band also had two songs ("Moonshine & Mud" and "So Good To Me") featured on the History Channel's show "Hatfield and McCoy's" on episodes 8 and 10.

Ten Foot Polecats will be going global as they will be touring in Europe for the first time as they play in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, and possibly in France, Austria, and The Netherlands in June of 2014. They will also be going way up north to play Alaska for the very first time in early August 2014. They also will be playing festivals in Chicago, Tennessee, Belgium, and Switzerland, with more festivals on tap as well. Various touring includes a May Tour with super woman Molly Gene One Whoaman Band. As usual, Ten Foot Polecats will also be touring across the Eastern United States at various points this year. On top of all this it appears that we will be releasing a live album from our 2013 tour (could also include a vinyl record release) .....so stay tuned!

Jay Scheffler (Vocals, Harp)
Jim Chilson (Guitar)
Chad Rousseau (Drums)

2014 - release date and album name to be determined: Ten Foot Polecats Live Album from our 2013 Tour
2013 - “Undertow” (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records)
2010 - "I Get Blamed For Everything I Do" (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records)
2009 - "Sterno Soup" (Independent)

2014: Blues Rules Festival - Switzerland
2014: Muddy Roots Europe - Belgium
2014: Muddy Roots - Cookeville, Tennessee
2014: Moonrunners II - Chicago, Illinois
2013 Muddy Roots Music Festival - Cookeville, TN
2013 Heavy Rebel Weekender XIII - Winston Salem, NC
2013 Return to Milltown VII - Palmer, MA
2012 Bloody Roots Music Festival - Worcester, MA
2012 Deep Blues Festival - Cleveland, OH
2012 New England Winter Blues Festival - Salisbury, MA
2011 Muddy Roots Music Festival - Cookeville, TN
2011 Deep Blues Festival - Cleveland, OH
2011 Heavy Rebel Weekender XI - Winston Salem, NC
2011 Heavy Hammer Jamboree - Three Rivers, MI
2011 Roots, Rock & Deep-Blues Festival - Minneapolis, MN
2011 Return To Milltown V - Palmer, MA
2011 Bloody Roots Music Festival - Worcester, MA
2010 Muddy Roots Music Festival - Cookeville, TN
2010 Heavy Rebel Weekender X - Winston Salem, NC
2010 Return to Milltown IV - Palmer, MA
2010 Hot Rod & Kustom Fallout V - South Glastonbury, CT
2009 Deep Blues Festival - Minneapolis, MN
2009 Keene Music Festival - Keene, NH
2008 Keene Music Festival - Keene, NH
2008 Boston Music Festival - Boston, MA

Black Flag, North Mississippi All-Stars, T-Model Ford, RL Boyce, Scott H. Biram, Kent Burnside and The New Generation, Bob Margolin, Black Diamond Heavies, Left Lane Cruiser, The Goddamn Gallows, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Larry and His Flask, Possessed by Paul James, Bob Log III, Phillip Roebuck, Shooter Jennings, Dex Romweber, Peter Parcek, Scissormen, Molly Gene “One Whoaman Band”, Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band, Poppa Chubby, and countless others.

General Info

Band Members
Jay Scheffler, Jim Chilson, Chad Rousseau
Artist Name
Ten Foot Polecats
Profile Page
Active Since
Blues / Roots Music / Punk

Contact Info

Boston, MA

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