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here you can get answers to your questions


  • How do I hire Soggy Prairie?
    Fill out the form at the booking tab of this website and someone will get in touch with you.
  • How much do you cost?
    More than a gallon of gas, but less than a herd of cattle. Fill out our booking form and we can talk specifics.
  • How long do you play?
    Our sweet spot is 2 hours, but we are comfortable really anywhere between 1 and 3 hours. Any longer and the banjo starts to get really heavy.
  • Do you take breaks?
    As members of the Musician's Local 420, we generally take one fifteen minute break during a two hour show, and two fifteen minute breaks during a three hour show. These breaks can be scheduled around if you have a particular program you'd like us to fit into.
  • How much power do you need?
    Much less than you might think. As long as we have a regular 110v outlet with a good ground within 100 feet of the stage, we can make it work. We've never measured, but we're guessing our usage is under 7.5 amps, so we'd prefer not to share the circuit with a Nesco or a coffee pot. A coffee grinder is ok, just not a coffee pot.
  • How big of a stage do you need?
    We can be pretty flexible if needed, but our ideal is around 12 ft wide and 9 feet deep. If your space is smaller, let us know on the booking form and I'm sure we can work something out. We also need about 8 feet of headroom, since we play with an upright bass. That one's kind of a deal breaker. Or a bass breaker. You know what we mean.
  • Do you have a stage plot?
    Yes. If you are providing sound for us, give us the sound technician's email ahead of the show and we will send a show specific stage plot. Color coded, in pdf.
  • Do you require a contract?
    Nope. in 20 years of playing music we've only been ghosted once. Showed up at Token Creek Park and no one was there. Our rule is 'don't screw us and we won't screw you.'
  • Do you have logos and promotional photos I can use to promote my event?
    Heck yeah! Check out this google drive for all the approved photos and logos. You are welcome to use whatever you find.
  • What's this "Affirmation of respect and inclusion" on your booking form all about?
    In order to book with us, we ask that you affirm our values of respect and inclusion. The full affirmation is found on the booking form, and it's in response to this facebook post from June 27th, 2022: "We here at Soggy Prairie were saddened and frankly disgusted by the news regarding the Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade last week. Abortion is an essential right. Women and people with uteruses deserve the right to make choices about their own bodies and futures. We’re making this statement because we want to live out our values through our music. We don’t endorse or tolerate expressions of bigotry and oppression. This and other fundamental human rights are not negotiable, “both-sides” issues. Now is the time to speak up and fight. Additionally, this fight goes beyond abortion care. Civil liberties, voting access, and human rights in this country are under attack. To best live out our values as a band, we are adding a requirement to our booking process that individuals and organizations that hire us must affirm a commitment to human rights and equality. That means that if you are prejudiced or discriminatory against groups of people based on their identity, or if you support the restriction of human rights, we’re not playing for you. Our music is for everyone."
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