Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters
Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters ensemble isn’t tied to any one era, but rather any era informed by what might be described as hard times. The Riveters draw influence from old-time music from the 1920s forward, so the tagline fits. Which doesn’t mean the Riveters traffic in woe. The ensemble plays with boundless joy, serving not as a mirror to those hard times but instead a tonic. Forsyth’s delightfully curious career has consisted of the multi-instrumentalist getting at the cool swing of it for more than 30 years. The Nuts are its own thing, but those who remember fondly the Asylum Street Spankers — the band Forsyth co-founded in the mid-’90s — should find much to enjoy. The most direct connection between the Spankers and their predecessors from a century ago is an affinity for consuming, processing and sharing songs without regard to what sort of song it may or may not be.