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Bev Pegg & His Railroad Skiffle Group
The Railroad Skiffle Group began as a brief interlude within Bev's Good Time Jazz Gang's regular shows, and has grown from there.
The UK skiffle craze of the mid to late 1950's, popularised by Ken Colyer, Chris Barber, Lonnie Donegan, Chas McDevitt, The Vipers and a host of others, was instrumental to many teenagers taking up the guitar as their preferred instrument.
The Railroad Skiffle Group play a wide
selection of skiffle songs with meaningful stories about
jail, trains, bank robbery, adultery etc. that were
generally sung in the 1920's and 1930's by folk, blues,
country and jug band musicians. These songs include "I
Shall Not Be Moved", "Freight Train", "Down By The
Riverside" which are known by all.
In addition to the conventional skiffle
songs, the group's programme is interspersed with a few
interludes of acoustic guitar jazz in the Hot Club of
The Railroad Skiffle Group generally plays
as a four-piece outfit, however the size of the group can
vary subject to the financial budget of each individual
gig. To meet lower budget engagements, the group can
reduce to a duo, or Bev can even perform as a solo artist.
Whatever the line-up, there is always the addition of
loads of laughs with Bev's anecdotes between the songs. As
is the case in all of Bev's groups, all musicians are of
the highest quality.
Here's a You Tube link to the Skiffle Group
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