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Old Buzzard Band Plays
Appalachian and Southern Delta Music


Jeff Gushin, joined by band members Mike Boerschig and Jeff Custis, will present a program of traditional old-time music with Appalachian and Southern Delta music. Jeff will also discuss the significant involvement of Jewish musicians in American traditional music over the past sixty years.

Mike Boerschig, Jeff Custis, Jeff Gushin are veterans of the old-time and folk music scene in Cincinnati. The three came together with the goal of performing some of their favorite toe tapping fiddle tunes, traditional ballads and humorous old tunes. The two Jeffs also perform with the old-time string band, The Corncobs and Mike plays with Barefoot in the Briar Patch, an old-time dance band.

Mike Boerschig (guitar and vocals) was drawn to traditional forms of music over popular music at a young age. In addition to performing with several string band ensembles Mike also performs as a solo artist at the Leo Coffeehouse and is an active member of the Queen City Balladeers, one of the oldest folk societies in the country.

Jeff Custis (banjo, fiddle, vocals) first got interested in old-time and bluegrass music, listening to the soundtrack of Bonnie and Clyde featuring Flatt and Scruggs’s Foggy Mountain Breakdown. He is an accomplished banjo player in both the finger picking style and clawhammer. Jeff also plays fiddle in the Big Band contradance group.

Jeff Gushin (fiddle, mandolin and vocals) got interested in traditional music date in high school listening to old-time, bluegrass and folk music on area college radio stations. A classically trained violinist, Jeff took up guitar during the folk scare of the 60’s. After moving to Louisville, Jeff returned to his first instrument as well as a mandolinist in several bands. During in the 80’s and 90’s he performed in concerts, at festivals and on radio and TV with the Grammy nominated Buzzard Rock String Band.

HaZaK, which stands for Hokma (wisdom), Zikna (maturity), and Kadima (forward) provides monthly programs for people 55+ at Northern Hills Synagogue.The program is free and open to the public; participants are asked for a donation to insure the continuation of the program.

For more information and to make reservations, contact Northern Hills Synagogue at 513-931-6038.




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