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.
We are teaming up with Johnny’s protege, ragtime pianist Adam Swanson (http://adamgswanson.com/) 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.
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 Joplin, James Scott, George Gershwin, W.C. Handy, John 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:
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:
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!
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.
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: http://www.springfield-church.org/, or call (410) 795-6152.
PRSO's first Vinyl 78. (BSW-595) $15 USD
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.
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.