Hot Strings: The Two Man Gentlemen Band Swing Into Detroit

September 19, 2014

By Travis Wright

"We often forget that we're playing a style of music that was more popular a long time ago because for us it's very current -- we don't listen to too much contemporary stuff."

After some much needed respite from the road, during which other creative endeavors were indulged, an American duo with an authentic (and theatrical) take on music of yesteryear called The Two Man Gentlemen Band are back on tour, with a fresh record tucked under their arms.

In support of their latest collection of songs, 'Enthusiastic Attempts at Hot Swing & String band Favorites," the guys are calling in some percussive support when they hit their favorite Detroit venue, jazz house Cliff Bells, tonight!

Multi-instrumentalist Andy Bean spoke with WDET's Travis Wright about reuniting the band, making mandolin music for Disney, and more.