JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2005 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Shuffle Demons

We were gonna make a short night of it but we popped into the tent for the Shuffle Demons' second set and all hell was breaking loose. These guys have been doing it for twenty years. From Toronto, they are pros and they did what it takes to rock the place. They wore these crazy handpainted outfits and goofy hats. They reminded me of NRBQ on the rock side. The drummer delivered a thoroughly entertaining poem called "What Do You Want" and adorned it with drum flourishes. "Do want an foreign beer? Do you want to burn your brassiere?" - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next