Seattle legend Baby Gramps playing the Nines in Ithaca

“One of the top 50 most influential musicians in the last 100 years,” according to Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, guitarist Baby Gramps is performing at The Nines in Collegetown this Saturday night.

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The “energetic, humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire” plays a National Steel guitar, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, and blues from the ’20s & ’30s, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing.

Beby Gramps toured with  Tim Robbins, Marianne Faithful, Lou Reed, Martin Carthy, Suzanne Vega, Ralph Steadman, and many other internationally known performers as part of the Rogues Gallery CD Concert Tour, in support of a release produced by Johnny Depp and Hal Willner to accompany “Pirates of the Caribbean.” The tour landed Baby Gramps on the David Letterman show, accompanied by Tony Garnier, Bob Dylan’s band leader and bass player.

The Nines is at 311 College Avenue in Collegetown, on Ithaca’s east hill. Doors open at 9pm for the show, with a cover.

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