So, here's our deal...
We play the forgotten gems of the golden age of American pop, as well as favorites and vintage-inspired originals. We play them in our own category-defying style, described as "skiffle meets Cole Porter" and "what do you call this?", mostly on strings.
The Buck and a Quarter Quartet has appeared at great clubs and venues throughout New York City, including Pete’s Candy Store, Rockwood Music Hall, Joe’s Pub, Superfine, Freddy’s Bar, The Knickerbocker Hotel and more. We have monthly residencies at KGB Bar’s Red Room and SISTERS Bklyn, and played every month at Jimmy’s No. 43 for more than three years.
You never know who’s going to show up at our gigs, and we’ve had great guests and regulars, including Arnt Arntzen, Kat Edmonson, Adam Brisbin, Mike Weatherly, David Ostwald, Joshua Dunn, Evan Arntzen, Mara Kaye, Bria Skonberg, Jim Fryer, and Sean Cronin. We've also performed with Molly Ryan, Jon-Erik Kellso, Dan Levinson, Stephane Seva, Ehud Asherie, Lucas Ferrari, Fernando Montardit, Conal Fowkes, Cynthia Sayer, Carole J. Bufford and Al Street, to name just a few.
THE BUCK AND A QUARTER QUARTET IS:
John Bianchi - reeds, Vocals
John "Dustbowl" Gill - Guitar, vocals
John "SIR Scratchy" Landry - violin, Vocals
Angus Loten - Tenor Banjo, bells, vocals
Ben Mealer - uke, Vocals
Brian Nalepka - String bass, tuba, bass sax, vocals