Season 5: Full Concerts and Info
The 5th national season of Jammin at Hippie Jack's premiered in April 2011. The 5th season will be offered again starting December 31, 2011 to PBS stations nationwide through NETA. PBS stations please click here for information.
Episode 501 & 502: RB Morris, Country/Rock/Soul
Singer songwriter RB Morris with his band, recorded during the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
RB Morris, poet, singer, songwriter, musician, playwright and actor, hails from Knoxville, Tennessee. He is a published poet: Early Fires and Keeping the Bees Employed. He wrote and acted in The Man Who Lives Here Is Loony, a one-man play taken from the life and work of writer James Agee. He has more recently been a recording artist. His CDs include Take That Ride, Zeke and the Wheel (nominated for Americana CD of the year in 1999 by the American Association of Independant Merchandisers), and the recently released Spies Lies and Burning Eyes. Morris served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee from 2004-2008, and was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame in 2009.
Episode 503 & 504: Jonell Mosser, Americana/Blues/Rock
Jonell Mosser and her band perform at The Coupe in Bon Aqua, TN. Jonell’s music, which is stunning in its raw power, scope and ability will take you places you’ve never been.
Jonell Mosser may be a best-kept secret in some quarters, not some manufactured, corporate-approved diva of the sort littering the landscape these days, Jonell is as honest as they come. Through the show, Jonell's charisma poured out minus any ego. ''She makes the audience feel like she's your biggest friend,'' says drummer Craig Krampf. Jonell performs from the powerful ''Trust Yourself'' CD released in 2009.
Episode 505 & 506: Claire Lynch, Bluegrass
Claire Lynch and her band perform at the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
Claire Lynch has long been recognized as a creative force in acoustic music and at the forefront of women who have expanded the bluegrass genre while captivating widely diverse audiences. She has two Grammy nominations and countless other awards among her official accolades, including this year’s Female Vocalist of the Year award with the International Bluegrass Music Assn. Critics laud her songwriting as an undeniable gift, and her enthralling "hillbilly angel" voice has landed her spots on recordings from Linda Ronstadt to Ralph Stanley and in between. Her tight, virtuosic band is a stellar ensemble comprising Mark Schatz, Jason Thomas and Jim Hurst.
Episode 507 & 508: Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks, Americana/Rock/Roots Music
Webb Wilder and his band, The Beatnecks perform at the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN. Self described as “Rock for Roots fans and Roots for Rock fans.” In essence: Rock and Roll.
There are roots rockers, and then there's Webb Wilder. Hardly a purist, he has described the music he and his band, The Beatnecks, make as “Rock for Roots fans and Roots for Rock fans.” His raucous live shows featuring his booming baritone, blazing guitar licks and punchy rhythm section - overlaid with a healthy dose of his quirky humor - have created a devoted worldwide following of enthusiastic fans. His last 2 CD’s went to #1 on the Roots Rock Chart. Using all manner of media (music, movies, TV, print and radio), Webb Wilder has been impacting Popular culture, and it him, for way over 20 years. Webb was recently inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame for 2010! He is now listed alongside Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Buffett, BB King, Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley, and Jimmy Rogers.
Episode 509 & 510: Goose Creek Symphony, Americana/Jam/Roots Music
Goose Creek Symphony has developed their own style of jam-band original Americana music since the mid-’60’s. They perform at the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
Goose Creek Symphony is considered by many to be one of the most original bands of their time. Major record labels (Capitol & Columbia) of the 60s/early 70s didn’t know what to do with a band that played a mixture of rock and roll, folk, jazz and country with an undeniable hillbilly influence, a hippie attitude and a reckless sense of instrumental daring. They used horns and fiddles as well as effects and blended it with psychedelic rock and roll. The true definition of "Cosmic American Music".
Episode 511 & 512: Doug & Telisha Williams, Acoustic/Country/Folk
Husband and wife duo, Doug & Telisha Williams, perform during the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
Doug & Telisha Williams hail from Martinsville, Virginia. The songs for their latest record, Ghost of the Knoxville Girl, weren’t written by people who like to imagine what it’s like “out there.” Instead, they came from stories told across kitchen tables or between friends after a couple of pitchers at the Ten Pin. Like the very best singer-songwriters, this duo gives a voice to the struggles of everyday people, as well ghosts of the past. Telisha’s voice rises from way down deep and delivers the honest truth with a frank clearness that never wavers. Doug’s guitar and harmonies follow suit giving soul to heart. Doug & Telisha can send audience members to their feet in applause, to their knees in prayer, and back to the bar to buy another beer.
Episode 513: Gary Nicholson with Colin Linden Americana/Blues/Country
Gary Nicholson with special guest Colin Linden perform during the Jammin at Hippie Jack’s Americana Music Festival in Overton County, TN.
Whether you are looking for a hit song, a cool guitar groove, a great record production or a top entertainer, Gary Nicholson is your go-to guy in Music City, U.S.A. A 2006 nominee for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Nicholson has had more than 350 of his songs recorded, has won 26 ASCAP songwriting awards, and is responsible for more than a dozen major hits.