The Lovestruck Balladeers enchant audiences with their masterful performances and inspired repertoire of ragtime, jazz and beautiful songs from around the world. They might whip out a lost melody from a forgotten mandolin folio or they might play a Mexican waltz. They might push into a renegade rearrangement of a swing standard or get down with a country rag.
This stellar band of traveling musicians has traversed the country and the globe, carrying traditional styles into modern times. Presenting a versatile blend of twin fiddles, clarinet, guitars, a mandolin trio, upright bass, banjo, piano and vocal harmonies, their repertoire is a rare repository of American and international music seldom heard beyond the walls of low-lit dance halls at the edge of the known world.
Featuring Jake Sanders on guitar, Aaron Jonah Lewis on violin and banjo, Dennis Lichtman on clarinet and a variety of string instruments, Dalton Ridenhour on piano and Sean Cronin on bass, the novel ensemble creates a rich blend of five distinct musical personalities.