Deeply rooted in their love for early swing, blues, and old time country, Bumper Jacksons reach back to a time when music was a spontaneous expression of street music in America.
With a Ragtime vibe and fine singing, in the best traditions of American troubadours, this ensemble of six musicians produce a sound that is full of attitude and infectious groove. Led by Jess Eliot Myhre (vocals, clarinet, washboard) and Chris Ousley (vocals, guitar, banjo, ukulele), the group paints America's story from New Orleans' brothels to the Appalachian hills. Pedal steel mixes with fiddles and trombone dances with clarinet, as we step back in time.
Their interpretation of the Tom Waits song Clap Hands is certainly arresting and channels a simple arrangement that is very different from the original. This is the third release from Bumper Jacksons, if you don’t count a few live radio sessions and the thirteen songs here are as diverse as they are interesting.