Trav S.D.’s “The Ballad of Jasper Jaxon” – Dixon Place June 10th, 2011

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“The Ballad of Jasper Jaxon”

A folk mini-operetta in the style of Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads, and performed by Trav S.D., Josh Hartung, Sarah Engelke, David Gochfeld and others. Based on a true story of the world’s worst bank robber who winds up being posthumously exhibited as a mummy in carnivals.

The fourth leg of Trav S.D.’s Tent Show Tetragrammaton, presented at La MaMa in March 2011.

Banjo Jane (Sarah Engelke) introduces Trav S.D. at Dixon Place Lounge.

Trav S.D. reads from his Ballad of Jasper Jaxon text. Funny and poignant humor.

(l to r) Sarah Engelke, David Gochfeld, Trav S.D. and  Josh Hartung. Songs from Ballad of Jasper Jaxon.

David Gochfeld playing away on the mandolin.

Josh Hartung sings some of The Ballad of Jasper Jaxon.

Sarah Engleke is a versatile musician as she plays the banjo, ukulele and accordion.

Trav S.D. writes a wonderful blog about Vaudeville, music halls, burlesque and assorted other wonderful topics of interest.

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