The 8th Annual Washboard Music Festival is wringing out love for old school washboards on June 13-14.
Event organizer Laura Lyon says that despite modern laundry machines taking some of their cleaning credibility, scrubbin on the metal melody-makers is still the way to get down and dirty on the dancefloor.
She says, Its amazing how popular washboards still are, not just for eco-friendly cleaning but musically too. They make a great drum-like rhythm.
The event is sponsored by the Columbus Washboard Company, which is the only factory still churning out boards, and will have people soaking up the sounds of washboard-based jazz and cajun music.
But washboards arent just a one-note wonder.
Lyon says of the 16,000 sold last year, many are also used to make funky furniture and art pieces.
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