Ralph Tufo plays the accordion, piano, Anglo concertina and Cajun accordion. Ralph was a founding member of the Boogaloo Swamis who were 4 time Boston Music Award winners. The Swamis were largely responsible for the introduction of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans music to New England . They toured and recorded extensively. In addition to performing for over 30 years, Ralph has been a prolific songwriter, with over 40 songs to his credit.
Larry Plitt is the proud winner of the 2007 Boston Folk Festival Singer/
Songwriter contest. He's been playing acoustic guitar and bass since age
13. His playing is rooted in the Piedmont and Delta blues styles but is
also peppered with Cajun, Zydeco, Celtic and classical influences. He
loves singin' the blues. As a veteran of the San Fransisco folk rock scene
of the early 70's, he played in a number of interesting but obscure bands.
John graces our band with his wonderful saxaphone, fiddle and mandolin playing and is winner of the 2009 International Blues Challenge Duo category held in Memphis. Over the years John has performed on stage with many notable artists including Bill Monroe, Mickey Gilley, Jonathan Edwards, Shawn Colvin, Leon Russell, Buckwheat Zydeco, James Montgomery, BB King and many others.
sensibility draws on many diciplines including rock, jazz, funk, punk,
reggae, folk and theatre.In 1998, Mike left New York to join New
England's Boogaloo Swamis. Since then, He's appeared and recorded with
numerous area musicians including Louisiana legend, Jesse Lege.
Pablito is a musical adventurer. Early on, he excelled on the clarinet but ultimately, Beethoven and the licorice stick were not for him. He caught Beatle fever, switched to the electric bass and never looked back. Ask Pablito to sing a little Gilbert and Sullivan and he will gladly oblige. During his years with Boston Academy of Music, He sang the roles of The Mikado, The Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, and the Duke of Plaza Toro in The Gondoliers. Pablito has appeared in a number of Boston bands including the Neptunes, Cakewalk and the Fabulous Fungis.