Please note our starting time: 7:30pm for the open mike, 8:00pm for the opening short set, and 8:30pm for
the featured performers.
First-timers: Get a free pass for a future show - see details below.
Our next concert is on Saturday March 14, 2015, featuring:
And a short set* by
Bumper 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.
Recognized as DCís "Best Traditional Folk Band" at the 2013
Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are ready
to pounce onto the national scene. Despite their young career,
Bumper Jacksons have positioned themselves squarely at the helm
of the young roots music scene in DC, pioneering a new, fresh
take on American music, and all the while throwing one hell
of a party.
After immersing herself in the traditional jazz of the streets
and small clubs of New Orleans, Jess Eliot Myhre (clarinet, vocals,
washboard) teamed up in 2012 with co-bandleader Chris Ousley
(guitar, vocals) to form Bumper Jacksons as a duo. Chris, an old
time banjo player, brought the rural influences that are so
important to their sound.
After two short years the Bumper Jacksons swelled to become a
six-piece band, adding Alex Lacquement
(bass), Brian Priebe (trombone), Dave Hadley (pedal steel and dobro),
and Dan Cohan (The Suitcase) Together, they re-imagine roots
music with power and tenderness while continuing to develop an
innovative, original voice rich in the early-American sound.
More at bumperjacksons.com
Something new at the Eclectic Café! Each
month we invite a local performer to do a short set from 8:00 to 8:30.
This month's short set performer will be David Bailey
Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, David Bailey has lived and worked
in New York for the last thirty years and is well known on the local music scene.
Davidís music runs across the lines that divide country, Americana and folk rock.
His vocals are bold and distinctive, and his original songs communicate the
complexities of modern life with passion and humor.
|Admission is $20 at the door or $15 when purchased in advance.
Advance sales will end at midnight Friday, March 13.
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A designated local charity will receive a portion of the proceeds from