Thursday, March 20, 2014

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC & COUNTRY MUSIC GROUPS @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE THIS FRIDAY

The Bumper Jacksons with the Blue Moon Cowgirls

WHEN: Friday, March 21, 8 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: Adv: $15, $10 mbrs. Door: $18, $13 members

Baltimore/DC based American roots group Bumper Jacksons celebrates the release of their album “Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In” at the Creative Alliance on March 21st.  Formed as a duo in 2012 in Baltimore, Bumper Jacksons has expanded to a powerhouse sextet wielding washboard/clarinet, guitar, bass, trombone, pedal steel, and “The Suitcase,” a homemade contraption built from everyday items to produce the band’s bedrock of percussion.  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 will be performing on the main stage at the Washington Area Music Awards this year. They are quickly gaining regional and national recognition, being covered in print media across the Eastern seaboard, and played on folk radio across the country.

The Bumper Jacksons will be performing alongside local favorite, the Blue Moon Cowgirls. They bring their own refreshing approach to acoustic country music. A shimmering trio of female voices, the Blue Moon Cowgirls blend front-porch directness with neon-lit sophistication as they sing about home and highways, heaven and honkytonks, heartbreak and hope. Their repertoire stretches from the 1920s Appalachia to 1960s honky tonk and beyond—with stops along the way

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