Soda Rock Ramblers

The Band

Linda Askew grew up listening and dancing to the music of West Texas. She got her first guitar in high school, really learned to play it while hanging out in Alamosa, Colorado, and hasn't put it down since. She's become a master at playing rhythm guitar for Southern old time dance tunes, Cajun dance melodies, and the irregular rhythms of Gu-achi fiddle styles and Mexican music. She has has recorded and toured with Bayou Seco and the Sandia Hots and has also performed with Lost Woody, the Cicada’s, the Pasta Tones, and the Tune Junkies.

David Cahn hails from Seattle, Washington and is a versatile instrumentalist, playing in numerous bands over the past twenty years. He's toured with Rodney Miller, and appears on two of his CDs which include several of David's original tunes. He's also recorded with Clyde Moody, Charlie Moore, Wade Mainer, Helen Carter, and Mark Simos, and is featured on the Rounder recording "Young Fogies II" with his old-time band "The Queen City Bulldogs" (1st place, Clifftop, 1994). He's taught at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, The Festival of American Fiddle tunes, Pinewoods, Augusta, and many other camps and festivals around the country.

Larry Edelman has been playing traditional music for more than 30 years and has traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe playing, teaching, and calling for traditional dancing. Larry has taught at dozens of music and dance camps and festivals including the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Ashokan, Augusta, Pinewoods, Lady of the Lake, and many more. He appears on recordings on the Wildebeest, Kicking Mule, and Piggysnout labels. Larry plays with the Percolators and the Prairie Chickens and is also a masterful dance caller, teacher, and dance researcher and has traveled throughout the United States and Europe, playing and calling, delighting dancers with his humor, enthusiasm, unique repertoire, skillful teaching, and knowledge of dance history.

Scott Mathis, a veteran of 1960's rock and roll, has become a crusader for traditional music and dance. Playing the full range of the mandolin family of instruments and the guitarron, Scott’s focus has been on music from the great Southwestern USA, Mexico, France, and Italy. Scott is a member of such bands as Bayou Seco, Sandia Hots, Soda Rock Ramblers, Love Buzzards, Virginia Creepers and Lost Woody.

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