The Dump Chickens is an exciting old-time string band based in Champaign /Urbana. Five musicians who are veterans of (and some still playing in) several groups across the two communities over almost 40 years. Midwestern old-time music with a raggy swing. If your feet aren’t tapping, if you do not want to dance, we’re not doing our job.
What is a dump chicken? It depends on where you live. If you are from either coast, a dump chicken is a gull. If you are inland, a dump chicken may be a crow or a buzzard. So we are a bunch of old birds, or buzzards if you prefer. Slightly disheveled, somewhat irreverent, geezers dedicated to a good time. Let ‘em roll.