1 part infectious enthusiasm
1 part vintage hot club jazz
1 part modern songwriting
1 part hot picking swing
Shake with ice and you've got The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League.
The GATL plays jazz originals. Modern songs under an old-time facade. It’s music your granddad would listen to, if your granddad was a time-traveler from 2050 with a hankering for vintage cocktails and hot jazz. It’s hot, infectious, and emotional. Kind of like that on-and-off relationship you had in your early twenties, but a lot more grounded.
Six years, five albums, and hundreds of shows have honed GATL into a finely tuned machine—greased with whiskey, regular exercise, and a taste for wheels on pavement. Keep a weather eye out. They might be in your town soon.
Great River Folk Fest Radio, a one hour, weekly, online radio show can be heard Monday’s from 5 - 6 p.m. on Ocooch Mountain Music radio. Each week, GRFF chair Dave Schipper plays music from past Fest performers as well as upcoming performers. Themes for upcoming shows will be posted on our Facebook page.
Occoch Mountain Music is a 24-hour online radio station with shows focusing on American, bluegrass, indie rock and other genres, with an emphasis on artists from the Midwest and the Ocooch Mountain region (the driftless area of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota). Listen through the Occoch Radio app (available on Apple and Android devices) or online at OcoochMountainMusic.com.
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Photos: Jerry Weigel