Their sound, though hard to define, has been referred to as “punk-blues”, “gutbucket soul” and “explosive stomp and groove”. This high-octane trio from Boston, MA has been touring every year since 2008, taking their unique form of roots and blues all across the United States.
In 2013, Ten Foot Polecats were featured in Relix Magazine and their song, “Moonshine and Mud”, was featured on the accompanying October/November CD, along with songs by North Mississippi Allstars, Jack Johnson, and others. The band also had two songs (“Moonshine & Mud” and “So Good To Me”) featured on episodes 8 and 10 of the History Channel show, “Hatfield and McCoy’s”.
In 2014 Ten Foot Polecats will be traveling half way around the world and back, literally. Check out what is going on in 2014 with the band.
TFPC has been featured on the TV Series “From Dusk Till Dawn” on the El Rey Network as their song “Squeeze” was played on the third show from this season.
Touring Europe for the first time as they will be playing The Blues Rules Festival in Switzerland and Muddy Roots Europe in Belgium in June. Other dates have been scheduled in Germany, France, and possibly in The Netherlands and UK as well.
One week tour of Alaska in early August
Playing the Garvin Gate Blues Festival along with Anson Funderburgh in Louisville, Kentucky in October
Playing Moonrunners Music Festival II with Scott H Biram, Roger Alan Wade, and more in Chicago Illinois in April
Playing Muddy Roots Festival in Cookeville Tennessee on Labor Day Weekend
Playing Dark Horse Brewery Festival in Marshall,Michigan in August
Playing The Dead of Summer Festival in New Hampshire in July
Scheduled to open for “The Moody Blues” in New Hampshire in August
Touring with Molly Gene One Whoaman Band in May. Tour stops include Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Touring with The Cannibal Ramblers in October. Tour stops include Kentucky, Tennessee, Delta area (TBD), Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio and/or Michigan
…..and as usual Ten Foot Polecats will be playing regionally across the Northeast throughout the year.
Jay Scheffler (Vocals, Harp)
Jim Chilson (Guitar)
Chad Rousseau (Drums)
2013 – “Undertow” (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records)
2010 – “I Get Blamed For Everything I Do” (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records)
2009 – “Sterno Soup” (Independent)
SHOWCASED AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:
2014 Blues Rules Festival – Switzerland
2014 Muddy Roots Europe – Belgium
2014 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2014 Moonrunners II – Chicago, IL
2014 Garvin Gate Blues Festival – Louisville, KY
2014 Dead of Summer Music Festival – NH
2013 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2013 Heavy Rebel Weekender XIII – Winston Salem, NC
2013 Return to Milltown VII – Palmer, MA
2012 Bloody Roots Music Festival – Worcester, MA
2012 Deep Blues Festival – Cleveland, OH
2012 New England Winter Blues Festival – Salisbury, MA
2011 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2011 Deep Blues Festival – Cleveland, OH
2011 Heavy Rebel Weekender XI – Winston Salem, NC
2011 Heavy Hammer Jamboree – Three Rivers, MI
2011 Roots, Rock & Deep-Blues Festival – Minneapolis, MN
2011 Return To Milltown V – Palmer, MA
2011 Bloody Roots Music Festival – Worcester, MA
2010 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2010 Heavy Rebel Weekender X – Winston Salem, NC
2010 Return to Milltown IV – Palmer, MA
2010 Hot Rod & Kustom Fallout V – South Glastonbury, CT
2009 Deep Blues Festival – Minneapolis, MN
2009 Keene Music Festival – Keene, NH
2008 Keene Music Festival – Keene, NH
2008 Boston Music Festival – Boston, MA