Claire Lynch Band, Bumper Jacksons and more on Mountain StageApril 02, 2017 7:00 PMD.P. Culp University Center - Johnson City, TNClaire Lynch BandBumper Jacksons and more TBA
East Tennessee State University
412 J L Seehorn Jr Rd Johnson City, TN 37604
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Advance Tickets: $25, $20 seniors, $10 with student ID
Claire Lynch Band - Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including two GRAMMY nominations, six IBMA awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship. Dolly Parton credits Claire with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today." Her harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar musicians. Equally gifted as a writer, her songs have been recorded by The Seldom Scene, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Cherryholmes, The Whites and others. Blazing her own trail in the mid 70's when there were few role models for young women in the genre, Claire Lynch made history when she led the Front Porch String Band which evolved in the 80’s and 90’s into “one of the sharpest and most exciting post-modern bluegrass bands on the circuit.” She formed her own Claire Lynch Band in 2005 and has since consistently been a top pick of prestigious publications, critics and audiences across the U.S. and beyond.
Bumper Jacksons -
The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting 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. Honored as the region's 2015 "Artist of the Year" and "Best Folk Band" from 2013-2015 at the Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals and re-imagining roots music with both power and tenderness. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone's invited and the dance floor never sleeps. Their most recent album Too Big World, recorded with Grammy Award-winning engineer Charlie Pilzer (Smithsonian Folkways’ Anthology of American Folk Music), is a sweetly balanced collection of hot swing numbers, heartbreak ballads, and late-night moonshine foot-stompers. Featuring Alex Lacquement on upright bass, Dave Hadley on pedal steel, Brian Priebe on trombone, and Dan Cohan on suitcase percussion, the band blasts through sixteen carefully crafted, expertly curated tracks. Sidelong horn and pedal steel flourishes enhance the band’s brawny vocal harmonies and high-octane rhythm section.