Bumper Jacksons | Live at Wolf Trap

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Live at Wolf Trap

by Bumper Jacksons

With playful dexterity and a warm heart, this powerhouse sextet re-imagines American roots music and bring you into the center of a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps!
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Sing the Body (Live)
3:41 $0.99
2. Come All You Virginia Gals (Live)
3:25 $0.99
3. River (Live)
3:42 $0.99
4. Jubilee (Live)
3:00 $0.99
5. I've Got My Whiskey (I Dont Need You) [Live]
3:13 $0.99
6. St. Claude's Waltz (Live)
4:15 $0.99
7. Clap Hands (Live)
4:46 $0.99
8. Aye Aye Captain Dave! (Live)
0:04 $0.99
9. Back in the Goodle Days (Live)
3:19 $0.99
10. God Bless the Child (Live)
5:02 $0.99
11. Mama Don't Want No Peas No Rice No Coconut Oil (Live)
3:47 $0.99
12. Meet the Bumper Jacksons! (Live)
1:06 $0.99
13. Dirt Road Blues (Live)
3:39 $0.99
14. Alrighty Then! (Live)
0:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
We recorded this delightful quilt of sounds at the famed Barns of Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA this past January. A sold-out crowd helped us along with claps, shouts and love. There's new, fresh originals on here, but also songs we've been playing for years. Something that continues to amaze us is how much our musical ideas change through the years of our live performances. The classic traditional tune "Jubilee" sounds NOTHING like it did on our studio recording, and our neither did our favorite Tom Waits cover "Clap Hands." The musical moments we made in "God Bless the Child" on this particular night were precious and unique, and we will never sound quite like that again. We are a consistently dynamic, evolving force. Our arrangements are dense and complex, but our individual creative expression bursts out in moments of playful improvisation. Our music is so joyful. And we continue to get better and better. We're proud to share evidence of that with you here. This is the Bumper Jacksons in action. "Live at Wolf Trap" is a beauty and we're excited to release it.

- Jess Eliot Myhre & the Bumper Jacksons

Jess Eliot Myhre - vocals, clarinet, washboard
Chris Ousley - vocals, archtop guitar, telecaster
Alex Lacquement - upright bass, vocals, harmonica
Dave Hadley - pedal steel
Dan Samuels - drums
Joseph Brotherton - trumpet, vocals

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Don Godwin, January 26, 2019

"Bumper Jacksons strike like a band that’s leapt from a scratchy 78 and into an impromptu Mardi Gras jam. They’re all beads and beauty, this mighty uproar... Pulled together as if by a rider who reins in a wild stallion, Bumper Jacksons’ music can quiet to a whisper. Unbridled, they can kick into a wail." - Tom Netherland

"One of the grooviest band to come out of Washington, DC." - Fatea Magazine

“There was a golden time before categories like ‘blues,’ ‘country,’ and ‘jazz’ meant anything to anyone listening to American music. Back then, music was just ’fun.’ The Bumper Jacksons, amazingly, have figured out how to get us there again.” - Aaron Henkin, WYPR, Baltimore

"Bumper Jacksons bring sexy back for back alley jazz" - The Alternate Route

"On a humid evening this past August, a crowd of costumed, bicycle-riding revel makers took to the streets of DC, led on their wheels by a six-piece, traditional, old-time jazz band, instruments in tow (including the upright bass and drums) on makeshift pedicabs. To a tourist, the sight must have been one to behold; but to the Bumper Jacksons, it was just another Wednesday.
Since forming in 2012, core duo Jess Eliot Myhre and Chris Ousley, along with the rest of the Bumper Jacksons, have quickly become one of the District’s most well-known and eclectic musical ensembles. When they’re not performing, which is rare, members of the band find a myriad of other ways to bring music – and camaraderie – to the city they call home...The band’s sound and look are old-timey, but not without sass – a bit like a neon victophone. It’s solidly jazzy (notes of frontwoman Myhre’s stint in New Orleans float into many of the tunes), slightly bluesy, but mostly simply makes you want to find a sweetheart and an old pair of swing shoes to shine up and take out dancing." - Courtney Sexton, On Tap Magazine

"Jess Eliot Myhre sings like a saloon chanteuse, a hypnotic glow lighting her perfectly pitched approach, as much instrument as voice." - Jerome Clark, Rambles



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