The Useless Cans

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New York Capital Region’s gypsy folk punk trio.

The Useless Cans are a gypsy swing folk punk band formed in the Capital Region of New York. The Useless Cans are: Julia Posin on washboard, kazoo, and vocals, Dylan Perrillo on big stand up bass and vocals, and Bobby Davis on resonator guitar and vocals. Their repertoire of old timey swing favorites, traditional Russian celebration tunes, and driving original music have been entertaining fans in the Northeast US since 2016. From house shows to large stages they play for the crowd they are tasked with entertaining. They draw on diverse influences from swing greats like Django Reinhardt and Cab Calloway to raucous bands like The Doors and Jimi Hendrix. They are not afraid to step into other genres like bluegrass and the underground DIY culture of Folk Punk. Since their inception, they have been developing a set of original music to inspire the masses to reject the social injustices that plague the world today.