Outrageous Fortune…

“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 More…

Our New CD!

We're excited to announce the arrival of our new CD, "Delta Bound". Check out some clips from "Delta Bound" here.

Upcoming Gigs: Spring 2018

News flash! See our guitar player in his incarnation as a Boston Jazz Voices baritone, appear on the premiere of the 4th season of the WGBH's PBS TV program "Sing That Thing" Friday, April 13th at 8 PM!

Our next gig is:
Saturday, April 21st, 2018; 4-5 PM; 9:30-10:30 PM
New England Folk Festival ("NEFFA")
Mansfield Middle School and High School,
Mansfield, MA
We're appearing twice on Saturday: "Good Songs About Bad People" (why do good songs happen to bad people?); and playing for a late night blues dance. Come down, get down, and join in the fun!

But wait, there's more! Our highly veneered guitar player, Chris Welles, is conducting his ever popular "Swing Guitar For Folkies" workshop Sunday afternoon at 2 PM. Bring your guitar (or ukulele) and join us for a taste of one of the workshops he will be leading this summer at Pinewoods American Week.

Sunday, June 10th, 2018; 2 to 3 PM
Newton Free Library
330 Homer St, Newton, MA
We're delighted to be playing at the Newton Free Library, home to many of our friends (Newton, that is, not the library per se). This being Newton, we can expect a highly erudite and educated audience - writers, recently ordained rabbis, experts on early New Orleans cornet players, that sort of thing. But we digress. Come down for an entertaining and edifying afternoon!

Saturday, July 14th, 2018; 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Thoreau Society Annual Gathering
First Parish In Concord
20 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA
Speaking of erudition, it will be on display in all its finery at the Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society. While we can't promise to rise to the exalted intellectual level of the rest of the proceedings, we shall endeavor to shed light on a hitherto little-known corner of Thoreau scholarship; to wit, the relationship between Henry David Thoreau, Chuck Barry, and the transcendentalist school of rock and roll guitar. It promises to be a revelatory performance!