The KC Moaners were born in the wilds of Northern R.I. one cold winter evening sometime in the late 1990's when guitarist Jim Chapin and percussionist Greg Andreozzi met at a bluegrass jam and discovered they had a mutual affinity for jug band music. After a prolonged adolescence that saw the comings and goings several musicians over the years, the band coalesced around a nucleus of Greg, Jim, and Jim's wife Collette Fournier, and eventually included Dave Haller, Kevin Collins and Deck Nieforth, and has been entertaining folks around Southern New England with music that has a solidly authentic feel and a fresh and light-hearted approach that together provide a rollicking good time every time out. Drawing on old-time blues, jazz and folk sources, the band's blend of traditional (fiddle, guitar, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, ukulele) and non-traditional (kazoo, jug, washboard, washtub and more) instrumentation lends a free-wheeling, good time feel that gets toes tapping and hands clapping every time. Recent appearances include Stone Soup Coffee House in Pawtucket, RI, Roots Cultural Center and RISD Museum in Providence, the Stomping Ground in Putnam, CT, and Not Just Another Coffee House in Sharon, MA.
For bookings contact CarylAnn Nieforth at carylann189A@verizon.net