In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer chats with local acoustic-rockabilly group Cedar County Cobras.
Check out the podcast below to hear about the group's familial ties, as well of some tracks off their new record, "Delta Ave Juke Joint."
Cedar County Cobras have been described as contagious, acoustic rockabilly, dancing bluegrass, or “brand new old-time country” with the gritty sound of soulful blues. Cobras are made up of two brothers, a gal and a small army of string instruments to make original music that can only be found down a gravel road in rural Iowa. The blues and rock sound comes from the Spielbauer brothers who bring with them twenty years of playing boogie-woogie music in the band Porch Builder. The mandolin player brings years of experience playing in traditional bluegrass circles and learning Celtic mandolin to make up the signature "gypsy" sound that can be heard in the cobra songs. The trio has been born and raised in Iowa among musical families.