One Fell Swoop

Acoustic "folkcountryirishblueswhatever!"
Dade Farrar - bass, vocals
Spencer Marquart - drums, vocals
Andy Ploof - dobro, fiddle, mandolin, vocals
Cheryl Stryker - piano, vocals
John Wendland - guitar, vocals
"One Fell Swoop isn't afraid to push boundaries in the interes of finding an original voice."
No Depression
"A very talented sextet notable for their multi-instrumental abilities .....Dade Farrar displayed
a fantastic baritone voice."
Country Standard Time
"A St. Louis band making a name for itself through inspiration, hard work, and love of music....
killer vocals."
Focal Point Traditional Arts Center
St. Louis-based One Fell Swoop began performing in the St. Louis area as a trio in 1993. The
gradual addition of members expanded and established their sound and has earned One Fell
Swoop a reputation as a unique band that defies a single category. Their first release (a self-
titled CD EP released on the industr, earning the band a mainstage appearance at Farm Aid '96
and garnering airplay among Folk DJs both in the U.S. and internationally. The band released
a full-length CD entitled "look out," on October 10.
Performance highlights include appearances
* Farm Aid 96'
* SXSW '95
* Midwest Regional Music Festival ('94-'97)
* Big Muddy Roots & Blues Festival
* Dave Alvin
* James McMurtry
* Son Volt
* Whiskeytown
* Wagon
* Webb Wilder
one fell swoop (Magoo, 1996)
look out, (Magoo, October 1997)
Out of the Gate Again (Bjam compilation, 1996)
"Catch of the Day" Edges from the Postcard (Semi-Tone compilation, 1997)
look out:
"Do yourselves a favor and check out "look out.", the 1997 release from One Fell Swoop.
This disc stands out for its lack of pretense, charming arrangements, clever (without being
over the top) lyrics, and an overall tone that just makes one feel good. Rarely do I listen to
a whole disc in one sitting.....this puppy didn't leave the machine until the whole family got
to sing along with "Seven Solid Days" and we had worn out the final verse of "Hairless
Chihuahua." (Note: the serious stuff on the disc works too!)"
Doug Tucker
The Texas Chainsaw Acoustic Hour
KWVA - Eugene, OR
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