The Swingtown Vipers are a raucous swing/jazz quintet -- featuring members of local swing luminaries The Jenny Finn Orchestra, Down Home Music, Hot Club Time Machine, and many other swing/gypsy jazz groups -- specializing in the swing viper tunes of the 20's-50's, songs like "If You's a Viper", "Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovalitine", "Reefer Man", "When I Get Low I Get High", etc. Hot vocal swing with a gypsy jazz twist!
The Smut City Jellyroll Society is a wild and crazy bunch of fun loving musicians playing blues and early jazz from the 1920’s and 1930’s. With a unique sound somewhere between ragtime blues, early jazz and jugband music, the Jellyroll Society keeps it loose and lively with a driving syncopated swing that gets the dancers out on the floor. The music is from a variety of sources: Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, The Harlem Hamfats, Memphis Jug Band, Blind Boy Fuller and others. The Society also has a couple of original tunes in the repertoire with more on the way. The lyrics are fun and a bit on the risqué side. Smut City Jellyroll Society plays shows at some of the finest venues in town and is available for private events and swing dances.