The 4th national season of Jammin at Hippie Jack's premiered in October 2010. The 4th season was distributed to PBS stations nationwide through NETA.
Episode 401 & 402: Darrell Scott with Kenny Malone
Award-winning songwriter Darrell Scott with special guest Kenny Malone on the drums perform at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN.
Episode 403 & 404: Missy Raines and the New Hip
Missy Raines and the New Hip bridge the musical worlds of newgrass, jazz, singer/songwriter and any others they take a notion to explore. Recorded at the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
Missy Raines is the most decorated bass player in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association - with 7 Bass Player of the Year awards to her credit . A former member of the Claire Lynch Band, Missy Raines and Jim Hurst, Missy is one of the most popular figures in the bluegrass community, and a trailblazer in her field for as long as she’s been playing music. Missy Raines and the New Hip bridges the musical worlds of newgrass, jazz, singer/songwriter and any others they take a notion to explore. Start with bluegrass virtuosity, add in a jazz-tinged groove and a song-driven sensibility, then dish it up with a hot band of young players. The band moves easily from fun, funky instrumentals to sophisticated songs of longing and hope. "[Missy] Raines continues to reach far beyond the confines of bluegrass with her inventiveness.... Her roots remain distinctively bluegrass, while her originals and arrangements reflect her eclectic taste." Strings Magazine
Episode 405 & 406: Tim O’Brien
Grammy award and multiple IBMA winner, Tim O’Brien, performs music from his recent album Chameleon. Recorded at The Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN.
For most artists, winning a Grammy and two IBMA awards within a single year would serve as a stimulus to tour more often, maybe get a bigger band - and, of course, get back into the studio as quickly as possible to capitalize on the honors. But Tim O'Brien's never been one to follow a typical agenda, and with the push of road weariness and the pull of family life, he’d already decided it was time to recharge. So the winner of 2006’s Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy (for Fiddler’s Green, one of two albums he released simultaneously in the fall of 2005) and the IBMA’s Male Vocalist and Song of the Year awards dialed back his road dates, took time to write, and wound up recording a set of original songs with nothing more than a few of his favorite instruments and his own voice on his recent album Chameleon. As a songwriter, O’Brien has a gift for finding the profound hiding within the mundane, and bringing it out in a way that is both casually conversational and deeply felt.
Episode 407 & 408: The Black Lillies
The Black Lillies have developed their own style of Americana music in true East Tennessee fashion. They perform music from their debut recording Whiskey Angel at the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
They’ve come to the forefront of the Americana music scene in little more than a year. Founded by multi instrumentalist and vocalist Cruz Contreras, co-founder of Robinella and the CCstringband, The Black Lillies have created their own unique brand of country, roots, rock and blues via Appalachia. The group, formed in 2008, also includes bassist Taylor Coker, electric guitar and pedal steel whiz Tom Pryor (the everybodyfields), and drummer Jamie Cook (the everybodyfields).
Episode 409 & 410: Daddy: Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack
Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack are Daddy. Drawing on juke-joint blues, swampy-groove country and rock ‘n’ roll they embrace a wide scope of what’s great about American music. Recorded at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN.
Alabama homeboy Will Kimbrough (2005 Americana Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year) and Kentucky-bred Tommy Womack (Two-time winner of the Nashville Scene Best Song Award) first came together in 1992 in the bis-quits, who made one impressive guitar-fest record for John Prine’s Oh-Boy! label. They discovered a musical and personal kinship that has continued to grow over the years - maturing to become DADDY.
Episode 411 & 412: Dan Tyminski with Ronnie Bowman
Thirteen-time Grammy winner Dan Tyminski with special guest Ronnie Bowman perform at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN.
Dynamic on stage, down to earth off stage, this thirteen-time Grammy winner has the voice, instrumental chops, and charisma to be counted among the most recognizable and popular male vocalists on today’s bluegrass and country music scenes. Since 1994, his ace instrumental skill (mainly on guitar, but also on mandolin) and burnished, soulful tenor singing have been key components of Alison Krauss and Union Station, arguably the most visible and successful bluegrass band in the modern era.
Tyminski notably stepped ever more deeply into the popular conscience as the singing voice of George Clooney in the Coen Brothers’ Odyssean farce O Brother, Where Art Thou? In addition to being a pivotal element in the plot of the film, his powerful rendition of the Stanley Brothers’ version of "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" became a surprise hit single -- firing off a popular renaissance in bluegrass in the process. The song was given the Country Music Association (CMA) award for Single of the Year, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award for Song of the Year, and a Grammy Award for Country Collaboration with Vocals. The project was also honored with the IBMA Award for Album of the Year, as well as the Grammy Award for Album of the Year p a rare achievement for a soundtrack project.
Episode 413: Season Jam
It is 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.