Our Short Story:

This Tulsa based rootsy rock and roll band draws on many styles of American music of the last 100 years -- Blues, Ragtime, Rockabilly, Folk, Punk and everything in between. Their unique and varied style makes it pretty hard to draw comparisons to other bands. They are extremely energetic, the songs are catchy, and the band is tight. Musicianship is at the forefront of what they do and crowds respond. Their latest album "My Side" was released on Horton Records in late 2015. It received great reviews and It's still getting radio play all over the world. A new record is in the works and they are playing some of the future releases live.

"Why they are not more of a household name in the music biz is beyond me."

- TwangriLa

"Picking a favorite on My Side is a tough endeavor since everything is truly top notch."

- TwangriLa

"The Electric Rag band reminds one of the nascent era of the deep blues and underground country scenes when the definitions for the music were nebulous, but the music always found an amiable sound. It is a respect for all styles of roots music forms but a devout loyalty to none in particular that go into that acquired underground roots taste."

- Saving Country Music

"terrific grooves and riffs that keep their music from ever becoming repetitious or tiresome."

- 3rd Coast Music

"There's a tendency in my line of work to maybe take things a little to seriously, but the Cooks are a reminder that sometimes music is just fun."

- 3rd Coast Music

"a knack for fusing many types of roots genres into a natural sounding Americana stomp."

- Roots Rock Review

"original and entertaining songs."

- Roots Rock Review

"Electric Rag Band are a breath of fresh air."

- Americana UK

"a piece of work that is rollickingly good fun."

- Americana UK

"roots music that you want in your favorite music pub."

- Rootstime (Belgium)

"We are more than impressed by the musical talent of father and son."

- Rootstime (Belgium)

"A style that is characterized by enthusiasm and lots of energy."

- Rudolfs Music (Netherlands)

"Juiced blues....nothing short of a good time."

- The Oklahoma Gazette

"Your music has some incredible energy."

- Greg Gaughan -- WBZC Pemberton, NJ

"Elements of blues, ragtime, rockabilly, country and rock all come together to create something that's both unique and familiar at the same time."

- Urban Tulsa

"The tunes are more complex than any three-chord rock ditty, and they combine a rich mix of blues, Americana, rockabilly, ragtime, country, folk and straight-up rock 'n' roll."

- Tulsa World

"ERB's intoxicating blend of sounds is fermented in the history of all American music, from Piedmont blues to punk rock. It's drinking music. It's dancing music. It's thinking music."

- Tulsa World

"The Electric Rag Band is the coolest band I've heard come through these parts in a long, long time."

- Colorado Springs Independent

"Every band thinks it's a 'roots' band, but The Electric Rag Band has a pedigree even chemical stump-remover couldn't extract."

- Tulsa World

The top 11 reasons you should hire our band:

Image 1. It's a really ENTERTAINING high energy show.

2. It's really FUN upbeat music.

3. Our music makes people want to yell, dance, and DRINK.

4. We incorporate many STYLES of music into our set. It doesn't all sound the same.

5. We PLAY our instruments well and put as much into every song as we can.

6. The 1968 Twin Reverb and the 1966 Ludwig drum kit SOUND really good.

7. Our songs are well written and well REHEARSED. We're not just jamming.

8. We don't sound like most other bands. We are UNIQUE.

9. We are seasoned PROFESSIONALS.

10. We are EASY to work with.

11. We are very AFFORDABLE.

We have played shows with:

Image Johnny Winter
Billy Joe Shaver
Scott Biram
Southern Culture on the Skids
Th' Legendary Shack Shakers
The Yawpers
JD McPherson
John Moreland
JD Wilkes
The Stone Foxes
The Quaker City Nighthawks
Bugs Henderson
Dale Watson
The Derailers
The Paladins
Split Lip Rayfield
Junior Brown
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters
Turnpike Troubadours
Deke Dickerson
Nick Curran
Chuck Mead
Hot Club of Cowtown
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Little Charlie and the Nightcats
Charlie Musslewhite
Dash Rip Rock
Kim Lenz and her Jaguars
Unknown Hinson
Charles Brown
Luther Junior Johnson
The Belairs

Some of our favorite places we've played:

Image Knucklehead's Saloon -- KC MO
Davey's Uptown -- KC MO
Californos -- KC MO
The Bridge -- Columbia MO
The Bay -- Warrensburg MO
Finn's Food & Spirits -- Hannibal MO
The Whiskey House -- Ankeny IA
Firetrucker Brewery -- Ankeny IA
The Gas Lamp -- Des Moines IA
Captain Roy's -- Des Moines IA
The Red Baron -- Cedar Rapids IA
The Yacht Club -- Iowa City IA
The Mill -- Iowa City IA
Barely Street Tavern -- Omaha NE
Duffy's Tavern -- Lincoln NE
Reggie's Music Joint -- Chicago IL
The Horseshoe -- Chicago IL
Lee's Liquor Lounge -- Minneapolis MN
Midtown Billiards -- Little Rock AR
Four Quarter Bar -- Little Rock AR
Chelsea's -- Eureka Springs AR
New Delhi Cafe -- Eureka Springs AR
The Bottleneck -- Lawrence KS
The Replay Lounge -- Lawrence KS
Gary Lee's Moto Club -- Denver CO
Little Bear Saloon -- Evergreen CO
Balcony Bar and Grill -- Durango CO
Oskar Blues Brewery -- Lyons CO
Southern Sun Brewery -- Boulder CO
The Rocket Room -- Colorado Springs
Benny's -- Colorado Springs CO
The Crowbar -- Tahlequah OK
Ned's -- Tahlequah OK
Dewain's Place -- Tahlequah OK
Frank and Lola's -- Bartlesville, OK
The Blue Note -- Oklahoma City OK
Grandad's -- Oklahoma City OK
Cain's Ballroom -- Tulsa OK
Mercury Lounge -- Tulsa OK
The Juicemaker Lounge -- Tulsa OK
The Vanguard -- Tulsa OK
Unit D -- Tulsa OK

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