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The Stragglyrs and Runaway Train

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First Congregational Church of Palo Alto (Harmony Hall), 1985 Louis Rd., Palo Alto

NOTE: Due to the "Shelter in Place" order we are currently under, this event has been postponed. A new date will be set when we know more.

Come enjoy an evening of live Folk-Rock, Bluegrass and other Americana music performed by Chris Purdum’s two bands, the Stragglyrs and Runaway Train. We will also have food and drink provided by the band, including but not limited to a Cajun dish from band member Larry Ingenthron and desserts by Kris Purdum. Cost: $40 per adult. All proceeds go to help the church.

Stragglyrs play KKUP Country, Folk, and Bluegrass Marathon

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KKUP 91.5 FM,

The Stragglyrs play a set on the KKUP Country, Folk, and Bluegrass Marathon on KKUP 91.5 FM, online on

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The Stragglyrs

Est. 2001

Original songs and live performances featuring harmony vocals and rootsy, guitar-driven folk-rock and country rock have been the hallmark of the Stragglyrs since the South Bay band formed in late 2000. Members are Larry Ingenthron of Fremont on 6- and 12-string acoustic rhythm and lead guitar and vocals; Bill Mishler of San Jose on drums, harmonica and vocals; Chris Purdum of Sunnyvale on bass, rhythm guitar, flute and vocals; and Autumn Rose of Milpitas on banjo and vocals. The band has an ensemble approach with all members writing and singing in two-to-four-part harmony. The Stragglyrs have released seven albums (including the critically acclaimed "Country Project" in 2011) featuring 101 original songs. They have sold thousands of CDs and have played hundreds of live shows.

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