On Friday, Feb. 7, at 2 PM at Iowa City's downtown Java House, IPR Studio One's Ben Kieffer will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with King of the Tramps.
Join us for a special hour with King of the Tramps at Iowa City's Java House.
Ben Kieffer will chat with the band to find out more about them while the band performs a live 50-minute set. This program is free and open to the public!
King Of The Tramps is an original roots-rock group, whose sound calls upon influences from modern roots rock, rhythm and blues, rock and southern, country rock. Their sound has been described as “Whiskey Gospel” and “Midwestern Roots Rock” by critics.
The King Of The Tramps live show is a foot stompin’, hand clappin’ rock and roll gospel, with plenty of crowd participation. According to “City View” show reviewer Chad Taylor, Partridge is “Part troubadour, part tent revival preacher, Partridge holds court over his audience, welcoming all to the Tramps roots rock/jam band sound with the charisma of a faith healer.”
The band has released two albums of original music, “Good People” in 2011 and “Wicked Mountain” in 2013. According to front man, Todd Partridge, the music has a loose, raggedy, rootsy, bluesy feel to it and will appeal to fans of bands like The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, The Black Keys, Drive By Truckers and The Band.
This program will air on IPR Studio One Saturday, March 1 at 2 PM. Stay tuned to Java Blend!