Off The Cuff is a semi-acoustic instrumental and vocal quartet, interpreting great songs from the 20s to the 21st Century. They have been delighting audiences across southern New Hampshire and sorrounding areas for over 15 years. Incorporating elements of jazz, swing, blues, bluegrass, rock, folk and world music styles, Off The Cuff infuses its own special blend of vocal and instrumental harmony into every song to reinvent it as something new and personal. Once this is done, the song is “Cuffed” – given that Off The Cuff touch. Audiences love this music! Whether an original tune or an old standard, a pop tune or a nugget by some little known songwriter, the music 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 Cuffers have a great time playing and interacting with the audience.
In October, 2008 Off The Cuff released its first CD, “Cuffed… At Last!” Recorded live at the Caleidh House in Westmoreland, NH, the CD contains 14 songs covering a broad range of styles that highlight the diversity and variety of an Off The Cuff performance.
Members of the Band
Harry Lowenthal – Flute, guitar, mondolin, djembe, bongos, percussion, vocals Pamela Smith – Guitar, percussion, vocals Jonas Taub – Guitars, dobro, vocals Dan Wheeler – Electric and upright bass