Old Salt Union, Cedar County Cobras

Old Salt Union

Cedar County Cobras

Thu, September 20, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 19 and over

Cedar County Cobras
Cedar County Cobras
Just as a cobra snake is rare to impossible to be found in the farm fields of rural Iowa….the eclectic sound of the string band Cedar County Cobras is a sight to be seen. The music has been described as contagious, acoustic rockabilly, dancing bluegrass, or brand new old-time country with the gritty sound of soulful blues. It is almost impossible to box the sound of The Cobras into one musical genre. Just know that you should be prepared to bring your dancing shoes and party with this musical troupe made up by the three blind brothers from the electric rock band Porch Builder and a woman mandolin player rooted in bluegrass and rock n’ roll. This project features original music written by lead vocalist Tom Spielbauer (fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist), George Spielbauer is behind the driving rhythm of the Cobra sound on the jumbo guitar, brother Mike Spielbauer brings in the thump of the upright bass, and vocalist April Dirks tears it up on the mandolin and plays the parlor guitar. These folks come together from two musical families blending the sound of gravel road rock n’ roll with a mandolin and fiddle to bring you Iowa’s newest acoustic string band.
Venue Information:
330 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA, 52240