- Rambling String Band
- A Celebration of America’s Music: From Plymouth Rock to Rock & Roll
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With vocals, guitar, banjo, and mountain dulcimer, Matthew Sabatella connects people with music that is woven into the fabric of the United States. For nearly two decades, he has followed the threads of traditional folk song, revealing a tapestry of music created by American colonists, pioneers, sailors, lumberjacks, immigrants, ’49ers, farmers, mountaineers, slaves, soldiers, cowboys, railroaders, factory workers, and activists.
In his solo performances, Sabatella tells his own story of discovery while digging deep into his repertoire of folk, bluegrass, old-time country, fiddle tunes, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, spirituals, railroad and cowboy songs, work songs, sea shanties, Old World ballads, and more.
…Sabatella’s best asset is easily his voice, urgent but unforced, sweetly melancholy in telling personal stories and powerfully evocative in rendering antiquated songs intimate again. It’s a great gift, and Sabatella wields it with exceptional talent.Winner: Best Acoustic Performer – New Times Broward/Palm Beach
Rambling String Band Performances
With vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and bass fiddle, Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band connect people with music that is woven into the fabric of the United States. Carrying on the tradition of old-time, pre-bluegrass string bands and songsters, they raise the roof with traditional folk songs, fiddle tunes, old-time country, bluegrass, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, spirituals, railroad and cowboy songs, work songs, sea shanties, reels, breakdowns, ballads, and more.
For information about performances by Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band, visit their website.
Our audience absolutely loved this performance! Everyone left with big smiles on their faces, and many people said it was the best show of the season. We look forward to having Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band back next year!Mary DeCeccho (Director) – Wynmoor Theatre
A Celebration of America’s Music:
From Plymouth Rock to Rock & Roll
Take a journey through time and celebrate the multicultural nature of the music of the United States. Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band perform the songs and tell the story that connects traditional folk music, spirituals, fiddle tunes, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, and rock & roll. Immigrants, both voluntary and involuntary, have been carrying their musical traditions to the New World since before the United States became an independent nation. New songs and styles emerged from encounters among diverse people and the unique American experience itself. As America changed, grew, and pushed its boundaries, so did the music. Beautiful projected images enhance this fun and unique experience for all ages.
For information about this and other multimedia performances, visit Ballad of America Live!
Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band captivated the Starlight Theater audience with their performance. Matthew’s beautiful voice along with his impressive knowledge of American music, delivered a unique and wonderful show. The band’s sound is exceptional. We had nothing but rave reviews from residents and guests. This is a multimedia show that you don’t want to miss!Rosi Aponte (Entertainment Director) – Starlight Theater