The Ragged Blade Band

Zoom with Vose presents an hour of live ragtime-era music

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Join Vose Library for "Zoom with Vose Wednesdays at 6pm" program: an entertaining hour of live ragtime-era music with Isaac Cherry and Jerry Rabushka and The Ragged Blade Band.

Recognized as “Cherry & Jerry," Isaac Cherry plays percussion and Jerry Rabushka, piano. Based in St. Louis, the duo is also part of the larger “Ragged Blade Band,” and has toured music of the ragtime era throughout a several state area.

“They’ve found this music is great for good times – brewpubs, wineries, markets, festivals, and more,” said Vose, in a news release.

They’ve appeared in the Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, Missouri; the Oddities and Curiosities Expo, in Chicago and Tulsa; the RAGBRAI bicycle event in Iowa; and the St. Louis World’s Fare in their hometown.

A typical performance includes some well-known songs of the early 20th century as well breathing life back into as some rarely played tunes. Follow them at

Pop music comes and goes, but some songs from over 100 years ago are just as fresh in the mind as the day they were written, according to Vose.

“Hits of the Ragtime Era such as The Entertainer, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, St. Louis Blues, and Ballin’ the Jack are still familiar, but even when they first hit the scene, these songs were recognized as having something special,” said Vose. “We’ll take a look at some of the songs that captivated the public and how their popularity continued into the present, and we’ll also share some songs and rags that were hits back in their day. So to quote Irving Berlin, ‘come on along’ for a great hour of ragtime and also some early jazz and blues!”

Please email  prior to 3 p.m. on April 7 to request an invitation and passcode to attend this special program.  

Vose Library is located at 392 Common Road, in Union, and is currently open for curbside pick-up services and for browse and borrow in-person services by appointment.

FMI please call 207-785-4733 or visit

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Wed, 04/07/2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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