Bumper Jacksons – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – April 23rd, 2017

Bumper Jacksons

Bumper Jacksons

Sun · April 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$12 + Fees

Bumper Jacksons
Bumper Jacksons
The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from New Orleans' brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78′s, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. Recognized as the Mid-Atlantic’s 2015 “Artist of the Year” by the Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals and re-imagining American roots music with both power and tenderness. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone's invited and the dance floor never sleeps.

Bumper Jacksons began in 2012 as a passionately driven project by the band’s two songwriters, Jess Eliot Myhre and Chris Ousley, who shared a common love for the old sounds. Jess, a New Orleans-inspired clarinetist and vocalist, traded tunes and dance moves with the biblically-bearded Chris, an old time banjo player and guitarist. The Bumper Jacksons started as an experiment in pushing the sonic limits of country two-steps and waltzes. They honed their chops into the dark jazz clubs of New Orleans as well as their favorite old-time fiddler’s conventions throughout the southern Appalachian mountains.

The core of the Bumper Jacksons’ sound has matured quickly over these few short years and expanded to include Dave Hadley (pedal steel), Alex Lacquement (upright bass, vocals), and Dan Samuels (drum kit, suitcase) and Brian Priebe (trombone). The success of the band’s last two albums - Too Big World (2015) and Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy Come In (2014) demonstrate the ongoing refinement of their rich and rustic sound that explores a full spectrum of human emotion in its goal for the caramel core of Americana.

They’ve built a strong community of fans around their sound at home and it was through this community’s support that the Bumper Jackson’s have garnered the respect of regional arts organizations (2013-15 Washington Area Music Award winners, 2015-16 Strathmore Music Hall Artists in Residence, recipients of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Touring Grant, two-time winners of the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest). With such deep local support, they’ve been able to push out into new cities and communities across North America.

So whether it’s a packed house in a historic amphitheater or a fireside in the hills of western Maryland, the intimate ballads, growly blues, and fast paced dance tunes will call you into another world that’s at once like home and the road. Their truly Americana sound grab at your soul and connect you with over 150 years of musical roots. If you’ve got lips, they’ll smile… if you’ve got feet, they’ll dance… if you’ve got a heartbeat, it’ll quicken… all when you hear the sounds of the Bumper Jacksons.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/