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Doc Pappa and the Renegade Ramblers Play
June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Doc Pappa and the Renegade Ramblers will be playing on Tuesday at 7 pm in the River Sanctuary on the Grand Lawn of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Concerts are family friendly and appropriate for all ages. Donations to the performers are gratefully accepted. Enjoy Shawnee’s gift to the community! Brought to you by the Shawnee Institute Ltd, a non-profit organization.
Doc Pappa and The Renegade Ramblers have been playing festivals and events for several years, but the history of the band members predates that by decades. Banjoist and guitar player David “Oz” Nauman played in the Cold Springs Bluegrass Band with singer and mandolinist Pete “Doc” Pappalardo beginning in 1983. In addition to his clean and dynamic Scruggs’ style bluegrass banjo-picking, Nauman is a treasure trove of Irish and Old-timey tunes. Long-time bluegrass buddy Steven Belcher, once the anchor for Burnt Toast and Hickory Project, is the Renegade’s bass player. David Hampton, the newest Renegade, brings five decades of virtuoso guitar playing and tenor singing to the band. Together the foursome boasts 200 years of collective bluegrass picking and singing and mixes blues, bluegrass, gospel, Irish and old-timey music in their repertoire.
Their latest CD, “Wanted” contains original bluegrass and gospel songs penned by Peter “Doc” Pappalardo, born in Shawnee and the vocalist, guitarist and mandolin player for the group. The eight-song EP has a diverse collection of songs including “Road Dawg,” a hard-driving bluegrass tribute to Merl Haggard, the gospel tune “A Fool’s Prayer,” and more whimsical songs like “You’re the Reason I Don’t Carry,” about every jam musician’s worst nightmare, a really bad bluegrass picker. Another selection, “Aliens Among Us,” is an attempt to explain why, if aliens are really so intelligent, they would even bother coming here to Earth. For more information, see Doc Pappa and the Renegade Ramblers on facebook or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.