One Fell Swoop

Style: Acoustic Country Folk Blues
Formed/Began performing: 1993
Stomping grounds: St. Louis, Missouri

One Fell Swoop blends touches of country, blues, and folk into their own acoustic-based sound. Their mini-CD offers 5 songs, including their ode to their late, great, Uncle Jim entitled "$500 Funeral." The Riverfront Times stated - "Cheryl Stryker has the most mature and powerful voice on the scene now. The band gives her solid, thoughtful songs with crystal-clear arrangements, and she just sings the (expletive deleted!) out of them....the instrumentalists on harp and fiddle kill, too." One Fell Swoop recently appeared along with Steve Earle, Son Volt, Willie Nelson and Neil Young at Farm Aid '96 in Columbia, SC. A full-length CD entitled "Look Out" is set for release this August. [--John Wendland]

Band Members:

Dade Farrar - String Bass & Vocals
Spencer Marquart - Drums & Vocals
Steve Molitor - Harmonica & Whistles
Andy Ploof - Mandolin, Dobro, Fiddle & Vocals
Cheryl Stryker - Piano & Vocals
John Wendland - Guitar & Vocals


Phone: (314) 727-5153

Current Label:

Magoo Records, 7536 Forsyth, Suite 166, St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 727-5153


One fell swoop Magoo CD/EP 199


Out of the Gate Again Bjam, 1996
Edges from the Postcard Semi-Tone, 1997
Look Out! Magoo (Due August 1997)

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