Bootlegger’s Ball with Blue Moon Soup this weekend


What: The Bootlegger's Ball with the Way Down Wanderers, Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle, Blue Moon Soup and Cliff Starbuck

Where: Oddbody's Music Room, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of show

More info: 937-813-4272 or

Americana is a blanket term for roots music. Acts in the genre can be as diverse as modern string bands and country punk groups. The Bootlegger’s Ball at Oddbody’s Music Room in Dayton on Saturday, Nov. 12, will feature distinct strains of bluegrass-infused acoustic music.

Yellow Springs-based Blue Moon Soup will perform alongside Chicago group the Way Down Wanderers and Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle from Cincinnati. Cliff Starbuck, formerly of Ekoostik Hookah, will also perform.

Music begins Saturday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the show.

Robbie Marion, the fiddle player for Blue Moon Soup, recently answered a few questions about the band and the upcoming show.

Q: What’s new with Blue Moon Soup?

A: “Compared to previous years, 2016 has been relatively slow as far as touring is concerned. In order to tend to family, school and work matters, we decided to change our trajectory a bit, playing fewer, though more high profile shows. In our time off the road, along with numerous appearances in alternate musical formations, we’ve been able to devote significant time to practicing and songwriting, something that we found quite difficult to do with an intense tour schedule!”

Q: What can the audience expect from the band’s set at Bootlegger’s Ball?

A: “We are so excited to be involved with the Bootlegger’s Ball, and intend to make a very special appearance for all those hungry Soup fans. As mentioned, we’ve had the chance to work on some new material, you can certainly look forward to hearing some of these tunes at the show.”

Q: What are you looking forward to most about this particular show?

A: “We know from past experience with this production company that they really don’t slack when it comes to providing incredible set design. It’s always so enjoyable as an artist to be transported to a new and exciting atmosphere. While we haven’t yet had the pleasure of playing with our fellow performers including the Way Down Wanderers, we’ve heard a lot recently and think there is great potential for some live collaborative efforts.”

Q: What’s on tap for Blue Moon Soup in 2017?

A: “We’ve already got a number of shows on the docket, and I think it’s safe to say we’ll be releasing a new album at some point, too.”