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Sixth & I – Downstairs

Bumper Jacksons

Album Release and Folk Percussion Show with Christylez Bacon & Steve Hickman

Mar 30, 2014 • 8:00 pm ET
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Baltimore/DC-based American roots group Bumper Jacksons celebrates the release of their album Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In this March.  Formed in 2012 as a duo, Bumper Jacksons has expanded to a powerhouse sextet wielding washboard/clarinet, guitar, bass, trombone, pedal steel, and “The Suitcase.”  This album celebrates this larger iteration with an energetic, intelligent repertoire that sets them apart from other folk groups.  Powerful vocal harmonies and danceable rhythms characterize the sound.  They’re playful with their originals and creative with their arrangements of traditional tunes as they slide seamlessly between street jazz, early blues, country swing and machinations all their own.  2014 marks the second year since the formation of the band, as well as their second nomination for a Washington Area Music Award for best folk/traditional band.  They are quickly gaining regional and national recognition.

The Bumper Jacksons will be collaborating with local ‘folk percussionists’ Christylez Bacon (beatbox, spoons, djembe) Steve Hickman (hambone) & Christine Galante (tap dance, flatfooting).  They bring their own refreshing approach to traditional forms of percussion & music.  They’ll be performing individually, with each other, and sitting in with the Bumper Jacksons as well.

More Info: Band's Website

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