Bumper Jacksons

July 8 2014, 10:41am
July 24, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
153 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Bumper JacksonsBumper Jacksons are a big, fat party. Hot and sweet, their early jazz and country repertoire paints 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. They reach back to a time when jazz was the music of the rowdy streets of early America – the music of pleasure and celebration, of freedom, and a good ol’ fashioned dance party – before it really even had a name. Deeply rooted in their love of early jazz, swing, blues, and old time country, Bumper Jacksons are re-imagining roots music with power and tenderness. They capture the old sounds of a raucous America, heart-wrenching and youthful, and always in the spirit of raw adventure.