Live on the Square July 29Location: downtown Fairfield, Fairfield, IA 52556
Event Date: Sat, Jul 29, 2017
Live on the Square
Saturday July 29th featuring “King of the Tramps” from Des Moines
July 29th Live on the Square will welcome King Of The Tramps to Fairfield’s Central Park. King of the Tramps is an original roots-rock group from Des Moines whose sound calls upon influences from modern roots rock, rhythm and blues, rock and southern, country rock. Their sound has been described as “Whiskey Gospel” and “Midwestern Roots Rock” by critics.
The band has released four albums of original music, “Good People” in 2011, “Wicked Mountain” in 2013, Joyful Noise in 2014 and Cumplir con el Diablo in 2016. According to front man, Todd Partridge, the music has a loose, raggedy, rootsy, bluesy feel to it and will appeal to fans of bands like The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, The Black Keys, Drive By Truckers and The Band”.
The King Of The Tramps live show is a foot stompin’, hand clappin’ rock and roll gospel, with plenty of crowd participation. According to Des Moines “City View” show reviewer Chad Taylor, Partridge is “Part troubadour, part tent revival preacher, Partridge holds court over his audience, welcoming all to the Tramps roots rock/jam band sound with the charisma of a faith healer.”
The band takes its name from the spirit of the golden days when hobos and itinerants roamed the U.S. many in search of work and some just feeling the freedom of traveling a beautiful young and wide open country. Woody Guthrie most famously represented the image of the independent traveling troubadour, fighting for downtrodden individuals and singing picturesque songs about the beauty he saw from the door of a boxcar.
The July 29th performance of KOTT will be one of the bands final shows before embarking on their European tour.
Live on the Square free summer concert series is made possible through the generous support of Cambridge Investment Research, Iowa State Bank, The City of Fairfield, The Fairfield CVB and KMCD/Classic 96
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