This week in tangentially related Evangenitals news....
Bob Stane says: "JIM KWESKIN & JULI CROCKETT with Benny Brydern & Marquis Howell... what a line up of stars!! Even the “side men” instrumentalists are renowned and tour the world. Both of great wit and skill. What stagecraft!!
Jim Kweskin is probably best known as a singer and bandleader, but he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band was the original "Americana" band, playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. Kweskin has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and traditional jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist.
Alabama-born Juli Crockett is a bona fide Renaissance woman: singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, undefeated professional boxer and amateur champion, ordained minister, Doctor of Philosophy, and leader of the alt-country/Avant Americana genre-defying band The Evangenitals, as well as the Crockett Sisters. (They’re the same band – you choose which name you prefer) -- Jim says, “Juli writes great songs”.
The teaming of Jim Kweskin and Juli Crockett is the happy collision of classic and contemporary Americana music. Together, Kweskin and Crockett performances are celebrations of virtuoso musicianship seasoned with humor and exuberance. They will be joined by super fiddle player Benny Brydern (Hot Club Quartette) and swinging bassist Marquis Howell (Hobo Jazz). Both are regulars with Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys).
Jim and Juli have a great time singing both old jazzy, folky favorites mixed in with Juli's original (and occasionally irreverent) compositions. Take a wild ride through history and into the future of folk with Kweskin and Crockett.
Call and reserve your seat now!