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 DC’s “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, pioneering a new, fresh take on American music, and all the while throwing one hell of a party.
“Bumper Jacksons strike like a band that’s leapt from a scratchy 78 and into an impromptu Mardi Gras jam. They’re all beads and beauty, this mighty uproar… Musically, Bumper Jacksons lead with early jazz, spiced with old country and contemporary approaches to lyrics … they embody the essence and import of roots gathered, fostered and allowed to thrive anew. Such vibrancy illustrates within their latest album, last year’s “Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In” … Pulled together as if by a rider who reins in a wild stallion, Bumper Jacksons’ music can quiet to a whisper. Unbridled, they can kick into a wail.” – Bristol Courier
“Wildly inventive, eclectic and the most fun you can ever have at an old fashioned dance party, DC’s Bumper Jacksons have quickly gained national recognition for their blend of jazz, swing,blues and old time country tunes, as well as original compositions that harken back to an era of white lightning, Appalachian hollers and New Orleans’ jazz clubs.”