doesn't always rain in Seattle, and these characters clean up pretty good!
They do not scratch in plain view, but they do promise to give those with
earshot the itch to swing. When folks outside begin to Lindy Hop along
the sidewalk, and folks inside are moved to bang on anything within reach,
the Rainy City Riff Raff feel they've done their job.
scene is alive and well in the Rainy City. Riff Raff appeals to the college
crowd or the senior set, stepping back in time just far enough to make
those who hear them wish they'd dressed up, but never in danger of taking
themselves too seriously.
complete with hot horns, a fedora or two and some mischief going on behind
the bandstands that echoes to an era of formality and style. Suspenders
keep seven sets of trousers up, and a long black glove might be thrown
if the mood strikes. A little Cole and a little Krupa take you from Route
66 to somewhere south of the border with hot horns, the Countess Basie's
sweet fills, and the double entendres that we never realized the 30s and
40s could get away with.