The 2nd national season of Jammin at Hippie Jack's premiered in October 2009. The 2nd season was distributed to PBS stations nationwide through NETA.
Episode 201 & 202: Tim Krekel
Tim Krekel a true master craftsmen of songs, an American original. Recorded at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN.
Tim Krekel was an American original. He dedicated himself to creating music that is a real testament to life, love and, mostly, rock & roll. Marshall Chapman called him the ‘triple threat’, and he was. He had it all including the love and respect of all around him. He played lead for Jimmy Buffet and wrote songs for Delbert McClinton among others. Sam Bush recorded "All Night Radio" and made it a hit. He is a master craftsman of songs that "get across with fire and conviction and without a trace of pretension". (CD Review) Tim’s approach is straight-up rock & roll and nothing short of phenomenal. Rolling Stone said, "Krekel unleashes a monster riff". Tim Krekel made our show happen in so many ways. His performance rolls between soul, folk, rock and more. Not many can pull that off and make it work. Tim passed away shortly after we recorded his performance in June 2009. We miss you already…
Episode 203 & 204: David Olney with Sergio Webb
David Olney, a true genius of American song. Recorded at the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
Over an impressive professional career spanning four decades, David Olney has built a reputation not as a kind-hearted troubadour, but rather as a performing songwriter with a sharp literary mind that often cuts to the bone of the human condition. According to late Olney friend and fan Townes Van Zandt, "Anytime anyone asks me who my favorite music writers are, I say Mozart, Lightnin' Hopkins, Bob Dylan and Dave Olney. Dave Olney is one of the best songwriters I've ever heard — and that's true. I mean that from my heart." On this performance David teams with guitar virtuoso Sergio Webb. Experience a Nashville legend at his peak. David Olney packs the house in Nashville, and if you look around there are always big names watching.
Episode 205 & 206: Jay Clark with Cruz Contreras
Jay Clark, an independent singer-songwriter of Americana folk music. Recorded at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN.
One part choir boy 6 parts wild, Jay Clark writes and sings from a place reserved for great songwriters. In this performance Cruz back's Jay with his incredible mandolin ability. His songs range from the thought provoking to the outright demanding. His lyrics mean so much to him that you can't help but become lost in the music. Watch for the sparkle in his eye as he brings his Bluegrass/Folk Rock to the stage.
Episode 207 & 208: The New Familiars
The New Familiars, playing honest, folk-infused rock and roll. Recorded at the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
Playing honest, folk-infused rock and roll, The New Familiars combine an amazing passion for harmony and collaborative songwriting with multi-instrumental talent. Drawing raucous club crowds from Boston to Tuscaloosa while shining brightly on the festival circuit, they’ve build a reputation for their live, energetic, and ever-evolving performances. The band has constantly stretched the boundaries of “genre labels” by playing their blend of folk-infused rock and roll. Since their debut in late 2006, they’ve built a sound based upon their balance of traditional and modern instruments which takes listeners from the back porches of Appalachia to the floors of underground rock clubs. These guys bring it like the future brings rain.
Episode 209 & 210: Ed Snodderly
Snodderly’s musical vision is expressed through traditional songwriting and persuasive performance, distinctively Appalachian. Recorded at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN.
One of the select group of American "roots" musicians to appear in the Coen brothers' movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? (which was among other things a paean to Southern music), Ed Snodderly likes music with particularly deep roots. Some of the most respected musicians in contemporary music, as well as several music critics who survey the American music scene, agree that Snodderly's musical vision--expressed through songwriting and through persuasive performances of his own and of traditional songs--is distinctively Appalachian.” -Ted Olson
Episode 211: Malcolm Holcombe
Malcolm Holcombe will touch your soul with incredible lyrics and unique performance style, transcending traditional description. Recorded at the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
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. We record Malcolm every chance we get. He captivates everyone...every time. He is the real deal, and this performance reflects it. A man immersed in the spirit of the music and the wisdom of the song.
Episode 212: The John Cowan Band
The John Cowan Band, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Gospelgrass, Rock N’ Rollgrass, break boundaries and personify innovation. Recorded at the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
Bluegrass, Newgrass, Gospelgrass, Rock N’ Rollgrass…true innovators like John Cowan break boundaries and personify innovation. John’s ability to take audiences on a musical journey through multiple genres has made him one of the most unique vocal artists of his generation. John Cowan rose to fame when he became the lead singer for New Grass Revival. He and band mates Sam Bush, Bela Fleck and Pat Flynn introduced a new generation of music fans to an explosive, experimental brand of bluegrass…Newgrass! After inspiring and entertaining fans for nearly two decades, New Grass Revival disbanded in 1990. On his own, John gives his creative muse full rein. He has recorded a series of critically acclaimed albums spanning the musical spectrum, often bending and blending genres.
Episode 213: 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.