Few bands—if any—can claim to have completed a national tour of the United States via bicycle, but Los Angeles-based duo The Ditty Bops can. As North America’s best 1920’s acoustic cabaret pop band, The Ditty Bops traveled 4,502.75 miles on their bicycles, only stopping to play gigs at venues, parties, and wherever else they were invited during a 2006 tour that started in Los Angeles on May 23 and ended in New York City on September 2.
Abby DeWald (vocals/guitar), a native of northern California, grew up listening to ragtime music, while Amanda Barrett (vocals/mandolin/dulcimer) was brought up in a musical household in Topanga Canyon. She learned to play dulcimer at age six before spending her teens in Europe as a model. The pair met... Read More
Rock, Alternative/Indie, Folk, Contemporary Folk, Alternative Folk