The Lovestruck Balladeers bring traditional music into the 21st century with all the energy of a train disaster. 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 re-arrangement of a swing standard or get down with a country rag. They are the five scorpion sons of a West Virginia dance hall, a Little Italy tourist attraction and a Oaxacan birthday party. You might find them in Japan or busking in the New York City subway. You might find them on a grand stage or in an underwear drawer next to a box of Cuban cigars. You might find them on the Brooklyn Bridge in rain-soaked November, ambling cool and wet to their next gig. The past never sounded so palpable.
The Lovestruck Balladeers are: Jake Sanders, Aaron Jonah Lewis, Dennis Lichtman, Sean Cronin, and Dalton Ridenhour.