A stripped-down, spotlight-on-songwriting show with legendary folk singer Jim Kweskin of Jug Band fame. Juli Crockett of the Evangenitals will be presenting a night of songs old and new, tried and true, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena! Featuring Joey Maramba on bass and Daniel Mark on mandolin, we'll be quartet-ing it up for the night. Let's get naked!
BOB STANE SAYS: "A RAUCOUS GOOD TIME. NOTHING HELD BACK. JIM KWESKIN IS WORLD FAMOUS AND JULI CROCKETT IS A young veteran oozing talent. These guys have the goods. Many times here."
Jim Kweskin & Juli Crockett are throwing down a songwriting spotlight performance at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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)
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.
Joined by super mandolin player Daniel Mark (Dustbowl Revival) and wildly imaginative bassist Joey Maramba (Rickie Lee Jones, John Cale), 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.
Saturday, August 16. Show @ 7:00 P.M. Tickets; $22.50