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THE NEW DEAL RHYTHM BAND
The New Deal Rhythm Band began as the back-up band for the One Reel Vaudeville Show in Seattle, Washington around 1972. The band became so popular it went out on its own playing clubs in and around the Northwest.
NEW DEAL RHYTHM BAND MEMBERS
"At 'The City' the New Deal Rhythm Band is kicking up ... a musical storm. The principal reason is a sensational singer named Linda Asher. Asher, for sure, has enough powerhouse talent to knock dead any audience."
"If the sort of music coming out of the New Deal Rhythm Band is representative of the sounds of the '30s, it's a wonder folks found the Depression Era depressing at all. It is a campy, brassy, swinging show."
The Memphis Press-Scimitar
"When the New Deal Rhythm Band gets cooking, the jumping jive seizes everyone within earshot...you can't resist throwing your cares away to the music."
The Daily Journal American
"They're the hottest thing in Seattle...musically this is what's happening in town. The phenomenon in question is the New Deal Rhythm Band. The excitement stems from the fact that the band, eight musicians and a vocalist, plays swing music"
The Rolling Stone
The NDRB pulled the generations together at the Navigator, as apparently, it does wherever it performs."
The Denver Post
"While the New Deal Rhythm Band is, first, and foremost, fun to be around, it is not merely a novelty act..."
"...the NDRB combines technical brilliance, marvelously authentic arrangements and considerable razzamatazz in presenting one of the liveliest and most hilarious sets of music we've heard in a long time."
The San Francisco Examiner
"The arrangements are a delight, the show is well paced...showmanship to burn.
"There are reasons why NDRB can stomp and laugh and be merry: The group is very good not only in capturing the music from the Great Depression and World War II years, but at clowning, joking and sharing their good time with an audience. But the group is more than an anachronism of different days. The act is new, even when it is old - and most of all, unrefuted, sterling fun!"
Spokane Daily Chronicle
"Bringing swing-jazz sounds of the 30s and 40s, the New Deal Rhythm Band is an eight-man-one-woman group of exceptional strength, tightness and continuity."
Fun & Gaming
"The New Deal Rhythm Band delivers a crisply paced show with no slow points, and the musicians are first rate in every respect."
The Winnipeg Tribune