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The Northside Southpaws are an all-left-handed, all-resophonic mandolin/guitar duo based in Chicago who perform obsolete ragtime, archaic country, proto-grass, turn-of-the-century waltzes and other obscure string band music on lefty resonator instruments.

Mandolin Magazine calls their debut all-instrumental cd, STOMP GLIDE WOBBLE, "...one of the best mandolin cds of the year, filled with an unspoiled sound and infectious enthusiasm that will win over fans from bluegrass, jazz and swing, blues and other styles" (Spring, 2008).

Sing Out! magazine said "This much anticipated cd by The Northside Southpaws was well worth the wait. (STOMP GLIDE WOBBLE) features the pair on a fascinating mixture of archaic ragtime and hillbilly, early jazz and blues, proto-grass and other string band material played with an unspoiled, back-porch fluency that skips the pyrotechnics and possesses an enthusiasm that's bound to perk a listener's ears" (September, 2008). In 2011, Sing Out! called the Southpaws' second cd, NO BREAD. "just wonderful".

The Northside Southpaws perform twice weekly in Chicago. See below for details.

Honky Tonk BBQ

The Northside Southpaws: Fridays - 7:30pm

18th & Racine
CHICAGO IL 60608
USA 312-226-7427
Price: FREE

Award-winning BBQ. Nuff said.

The WaterShed below Pops For Champagne

The Northside Southpaws: Thursdays - 10:00pm

601 N. State St.
Chicago Illinois 60611
312-266-7677
Price: FREE

Fully unamplified resonator goodness.

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