Low Cut Connie On World Cafe : World Cafe There wasn't an acoustic guitar in sight, but this good-time bar band got the Philadelphia Folk Festival on its feet.
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Low Cut Connie On World Cafe

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Low Cut Connie On World Cafe

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On one level, Low Cut Connie seems far removed from folk music. There wasn't an acoustic guitar in sight during the band's Philadelphia Folk Festival performance. But its straight-ahead rock 'n' roll sound, propelled by Adam Weiner's piano, certainly puts it next in line of a tradition of classic bar bands.

Weiner hails from New Jersey, while his guitar-playing partner, Dan Finnemore, is from Birmingham, England. Their different sensibilities meet in a raucous, joyful sound that got festivalgoers on their feet and dancing.

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Set List

01Diane (Don't Point That Thing At Me)

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02Shake It Little Tina

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03Little Queen Of New Orleans

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04Dumb Boy

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