The 1st national season of Jammin at Hippie Jack's premiered in January 2009. The 1st season was distributed to PBS stations nationwide through NETA.
Episode 101 & 102: The SteelDrivers
The SteelDrivers are truly a band that has “come together”. Comprised of Mike Henderson on mandolin, Richard Bailey on banjo, Mike Fleming on bass, Tammy Rodgers on fiddle, and Chris Stapleton on lead vocal and guitar, this very hip bluegrass with soul is a mainstay of Americana music festivals across the country.
Episode 103 & 104: Malcolm Holcombe
Malcolm Holcombe is one of the finest singer/songwriters of our time. His ability to touch your soul with incredible lyrics coupled with a unique performance style makes him a musician’s musician. Not just country, not just blues, Malcolm transcends traditional description.
Episode 105: Gove Scrivenor
Gove performs folk music at its finest. His guitar playing and deep cool vocals display the strong tradition of acoustic music at its very best. Gove is probably the best known autoharp player in the country When he picks up the autoharp and plays “Maybelle’s Dance” (a tribute to Maybelle Carter) you will witness traditional music at its very finest.
Episode 106 & 107: Johnny Neel & Criminal Element
Johnny Neel is for real! A veteran who has played with everyone from the Allman Brothers to Gov’t Mule, he and his new band can kick it with anyone. This is blues with a groove; Johnny is a great performer who uses keyboard and vocals to rock the night.
Episode 108: Webb Wilder
For over 20 years, Wilder has mined rock 'n' roll's most hallowed ground, but unlike so many others, he has approached it all with a rare irreverence and wit. His self-effacing persona - a tongue-in-cheek 1950's noir character, equal parts high school principal, tent preacher, and private detective - gives Wilder’s music a sense of fun and imagination.
Episode 109: Blue Mother Tupelo
Jack first met Micol and Ricky at an art show in Nashville. They were art themselves, performing a unique blend of Appalachian southern swamp blues. Blue Mother Tupelo’s writing and performing strikes home in a way that will leave you wondering where they have been all your life.
Episode 110: Hector Qirko Band
Hector Oirko plays an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and Pan-American sounds. His childhood spent south of the equator blends with his formative years immersed in the blues scene of Chicago to create music that brings will bring you goose bumps.
Episode 111 & 112: Geoff Achison
Geoff was a real find for us. He came from Australia and burst upon the scene blending tremendous songwriting with monster guitar playing. Watch one man fill up the air with as much music as a 5 piece band on a great night. This is a powerful show by an amazing musician who can also change gears and bring it soft and slow.
Episode 113: Season Jam
It was very hard to pick a few songs to hear again, but here they are. Some, but not all of our favorites. It’s been a rare privilege to work with folks that are not only tremendous talents, but wonderful people as well.
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