☼ ☼ ☼ Off the Cuff | Nelson Town Hall


Off The Cuff, a semi-acoustic instrumental and vocal quartet from southern NH, takes the stage at Nelson Town Hall on Saturday September 26, at 8PM. $10/$8(senior, youth)

‘Off The Cuff’ defined:

Adjective: Spontaneous, improvised, unpredictable

Noun: Semi-acoustic quartet, rich instrumental arrangements, crisp vocal harmonies

Verb: To play diverse music from varied sources, from the 20s to the 21st century

Conjunction: Blues, jazz, rock, folk, world music, country

Proper noun:
Harry Lowenthal;  Flute, djembe, bongos, percussion, guitar, vocals
Pamela Smith;  Guitar, percussion, vocal.
John Spaulding;  Bass, percussion, vocal.
Jonas Taub;  Guitar, percussion, vocal

Adverb: Totally Marvelous, Lots of Fun!

‘Off The Cuff’ has been delighting audiences across southern New Hampshire for a decade, and well more than that in various solo, duo and ensemble configurations. Whether an original tune or an old standard, a pop tune or a nugget by some little known songwriter, ‘Off The Cuff’ infuses its own special blend of musical style and arrangement into every song to reinvent it as something new and personal. Once this is done, the song is ‘Cuffed’ and given that ‘Off The Cuff’ touch.

Audiences love this music! It touches a familiar chord in everyone, whether they grew up dancing to the big bands or to rock bands. It is music that each generation has managed to share; a part of the American musical soul. The music is upbeat, energetic and fun, and the The Cuffers have a great time playing and interacting with the audience.