The Wheeler Opera House will present Washington D.C.-area Americana band Bumper Jacksons as part of its On the Rise series on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. The fall On the Rise series was designed with locals in mind to highlight the talents of new, up-and-coming musical artists. Single tickets for Bumper Jacksons are $25 or you can do a Pick 3 Pass for just $60 and are available now at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970.920.5770/ aspenshowtix.com). The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO.
The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to the hollers of the Appalachian Mountains, to their vibrant, beloved cities of Baltimore and Washington, DC. 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.
The seven members of the Bumper Jacksons play an eclectic range of instruments, from folksy to downright funky. The team includes Jess Eliot Myhre (clarinet, vocals, washboard, songwriting), Chris Ousley (guitar, vocals, tenor banjo, songwriting), Alex Lacquement (bass, harmony vocals), Dan Samuels (drums, suitcase percussion), Dave Hadley (pedal steel) and Brian Priebe (trombone, harmony vocals).
Other performances in the On the Rise series include Seth Glier (November 4), Front Country (co-presented with Wheeler Associates, November 11) and SHEL (November 18). For more information on these and other performances, please visit www.wheeleroperahouse.com