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The Side Street Steppers are a page from Americas past, playing rare and popular music from the 1920s and 30s. Dubbed the Golden Age of Gramophone Recording, the two decades between 1920 and World War II saw the rise of jazz and the birth of the blues, the demise of ragtime and the emergence of hillbilly music that would become know through the world as country music. The Side Street Steppers present a pastiche of this transformation of the American musical landscape, performing on vintage and homemade instruments. Get ready for plenty of hip-shaking, foot stompin, caterwauling and croonin.

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, the Steppers are not afraid to travel by auto, airship or rail to come to your festival, venue, wedding, bar mitzvah or whatever to make merry with an afternoon or evening of vintage music.

The text, photos and links below provide all you need to know about this illustrious band.  Feel free to contact us for booking!


Hear Our Music

To listen to all 16 tracks from our recently released Memphis Stomp CD, just click here.  This will give you a good idea of how we sound live, as all of these songs were recorded "live in the studio" around a single microphone, just like they used to do in the good old days before multi-track recording.  No effects, no processors, just the pure, clean sound of voices and acoustic instruments.  These tracks were recorded by Scott Bomar at Electraphonic Studios in Memphis, Tennessee during the summer of 2011.

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