CD Kickstarter



Peacherine is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for our fourth CD, Jazzin’ The Blues Away: Music From The Johnny Maddox Collection! 


In February 2018, Peacherine acquired the theater orchestra collection of legendary ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox (1927-present). Mr. Maddox is one of the leading ragtime piano players of all time, selling over 11 million records (with 9 gold singles), has a star on Hollywood Boulevard, and had a career performing with musicians including Patsy Cline, W.C. Handy, Joe Jordan, Lawrence Welk, Ted Lewis, Tony Pastor, among others. Mr. Maddox collected these 2,000 historic orchestrations orchestrations throughout his lifetime and preserved these in his own immense collection of American popular music.

Now Peacherine wants to share the music from Johnny Maddox’s Theatre Orchestra Collection with YOU!


We are teaming up with Johnny’s protege, ragtime pianist Adam Swanson ( to record an album of music pulled directly from this historic collection, featuring ragtime piano solos, ultra-rare and never-before recorded orchestral selections, and of course popular favorites that you know and recognize.

Adam Swanson (left) with Johnny Maddox (right)
Adam Swanson (left) with Johnny Maddox (right)


Our new CD: Jazzin’ The Blues Away: Music from the Johnny Maddox Collectionwill feature over 20 selections of ragtime, dance, and theatre music from the turn of the last century. Favorites by Scott JoplinJames ScottGeorge GershwinW.C. HandyJohn Philip Sousa, etc. will be featured, along with novelty pieces featuring members of our orchestra, notably singer Bill Edwards (Of the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters), Corey Sansolo, trombonist, and of course, Adam Swanson on piano.


The tentative track listing includes:

  • John Philip Sousa’s iconic march The Stars and Stripes Forever
  • George Gershwin’s Swanee (with vocals provided by Bill Edwards)
  • The Classic Rags of Scott Joplin, including The Cascades and Pine Apple Rag(featured in the 1973 Academy Award winning movie The Sting), AND the only rag Scott Joplin arranged for orchestra, James Scott’s Frog Legs Rag
  • Several vocal selections including The Aba Daba HoneymoonTake Your Girlie To The Movies, and Everybody Rag With Me
  • Well known ragtime era favorites like The St. Louis BluesCrazy Bone RagCar Barlick Acid, and Oh You Beautiful Doll.
  • Never-before recorded selections, including a medley of pieces by female ragtime composer May Aufderheide, Mr. Trombonology (The Son of “Oh Slip It Man”) by N.C. Davis, and more!


As part of our recording, we’re also looking to shoot our first MUSIC VIDEOS! We’re hoping to share more of our music via the web, and we’ll be shooting two of the above selections with video, AND we will be recording TWO MODERN PIECES IN RAGTIME STYLE (titles TBD)!


We have funding in place to pay all of our musicians for their time, but need the last bit of funding to make our next CD a reality! Your support will cover:

  • Recording studio + engineering (including mixing & editing) with Arts Laureate, who worked with PRSO for our last two CDs, Elite Syncopations and Step With Pep
  • Album Design (including covers, liner notes, physical disc)
  • Production and manufacturing of the physical discs and subsequent release on Rivermont Records
  • Videography and editing/mixing of the music videos for release onto Youtube and other video platforms
  • Kickstarter fees & promotion


We’re very excited to make our new CD and music videos a reality, and we won’t settle for anything but the best quality to bring you some of the best music from the Ragtime era. We thank you for your support!

Sample Audio Clips
Upcoming Events
April 8, 2019 – Annapolis, MD – 6:30 PM

Silent Films with Piano! Andrew Greene, Founder and Director of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra will present two short films featuring Buster Keaton with live musical accompaniment from the Silent Film Era. FREE! At the Broadneck Branch of Anne Arundel County Public Library, 1275 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis, MD. For more information call (410) 222-1905.

April 14, 2019 – Sykesville, MD – 3:00 PM

The Palm Court Orchestra – Peacherine’s Palm Court Orchestra performs as part of Springfield Presbyterian Church’s Concert Series. At Springfield Presbyterian Church, 7300 Spout Hill Road, Sykesville, MD 21784. For tickets and more information, visit:, or call (410) 795-6152.

Peacherine Orchestra Store
PRSO 78 - Knockout Drops and That International Rag

PRSO's first Vinyl 78. (BSW-595) $15 USD

Step With Pep CD

The Ragtime and Dance Music of Mel B. Kaufman (BSW-2234). PRSO's second CD featuring music by the "King of the One Step." $20 USD.

Elite Syncopations CD

Favorites from the Ragtime Era (BSW-2242). PRSO's third CD featuring a variety of ragtime favorites, including The Entertainer, Alexander's Ragtime Band, and more! $20 USD.