About Outrageous Fortune...

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Outrageous Fortune is a Boston-based acoustic vintage jazz and blues trio. Their repertoire features innovative arrangements of early jazz (Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong); blues and jug band music (Robert Johnson and the Memphis Jug Band); and traditional folk music.

The group features Chris Welles on guitar; Rod Thomas on harmonica; and Dan Dick on jug, bass, washboard, dobro, banjo, and mandolin. Audiences are wowed by their instrumental virtuosity and are delighted by their smooth three-part vocal harmonies, their strong groove, and the abundant joy that infuses every performance.

Outrageous Fortune has been bringing smiles to New England audiences since 1998 at coffeehouses, festivals, clubs, public libraries, and private events. To engage Outrageous Fortune for your event contact us.

“Outrageous Fortune not only revive the rich repertoire of the classic jug bands, but this expert outfit also revels in the wit, theatricality and pure fun of the genre. They are a jubilation.”
— Daniel Gewertz, Boston Herald music and theater critic