The Bumper Jacksons fold sounds of jazz, early blues, old-time music, and country swing into an exhilarating repertoire of modern American roots music bringing a hard-driving party energy to the dance floor.
Patrick Kinsley & A Fistful of Dollars open the show at 8pm after our weekly bluegrass jam at 6pm.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)
The Bumper Jacksons are on a roll. Folding sounds of jazz, early blues, old-time music, and country swing into an exhilarating repertoire of modern American roots music, the DC-based band has brought a hard-driving party energy to countless dance floors. With three recent Washington Area Music Awards and many dozens of jubilant live shows under their collective belt, they’ve produced their second album, Too Big World, a sweetly balanced collection of hot swing numbers, heartbreak ballads, and late-night moonshine foot-stompers.
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 region's "Best Traditional Folk Band" at the 2013 and 2014 Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals and re-imagining 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.
Patrick Kinsley is a pretty lousy guitar player and sings just well enough to carry a tune. Nevertheless, he's somehow able to write with a voice that makes the characters in his songs come alive - makes them drink, screw, curse and spit. Profusely.
“They're usually of the Tom T. Hall variety- light on choruses, heavy on image. Like, y’know, the whole story-song thing,” says Kinsley.
Kinsley cut his teeth on the sometimes hospitable, sometimes hellish New Orleans club circuit. After two years of hard work and dumb luck, Patrick found he was ready to put it all on the line and make the move to Nashville. Having released his debut, For A Thousand Miles, with his ass-kicking band A Fistful Of Dollars, Patrick Kinsley returns to the dives and ditches of America to support Miles.