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Long John and the Tights

Long John and the Tights is an old time string band from Ithaca, New York. We play music that became popular in the southern Appalachian mountains from around 1920 - 1940, mixing in some elements of today's celtic, bluegrass, and northern square & contra-dance music.

John Hoffmann plays fiddle with Stefan Senders on 5-string banjo, Randi Beckmann on piano and guitar, and Jim Reidy on banjo uke, Jody Platt on tenor guitar, and Sally Freund on bass.

We're available for festivals, concerts, dances, weddings, and parties in the Ithaca area and beyond. For information and bookings call Randi Beckmann at 607 273-1383, or use the contact form.

"The boinkiest band around" - R.Stearns

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