10/13: The Bumper Jacksons, with Jacob Miller, and Nathaniel Talbot - TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Seattle, WA
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Thursday Oct 13, 2016 8:00 PM - Thursday Oct 13, 2016 10:00 PM | $7.00 - $10.00


10/13: The Bumper Jacksons, with Jacob Miller, and Nathaniel Talbot - TICKETS AT THE DOOR

The Bumper Jacksons, with Jacob Miller, and Nathaniel Talbot @ Fremont Abbey
8:00 show, 7:00 doors
All ages, mostly seated

$8 advance, $7 early discount

About the Artist:

The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from New Orleans' brothels to Appalachian hollers.  Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78s, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own  unique, DIY style. Recognized as as the Mid-Atlantics 2015 Artist of the Year by the Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals and re-imagining American 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.

So whether its a packed house in a historic amphitheater or a fireside in the hills of western Maryland, the intimate ballads, growly blues, and fast paced dance tunes will call you into another world thats at once like home and the road.  Their truly Americana sound grab at your soul and connect you with over 150 years of musical roots.  If youve got lips, theyll smile if youve got feet, theyll dance if youve got a heartbeat, itll quicken all when you hear the sounds of the Bumper Jacksons

Jacob Miller:
The key to surviving the relentlessly dark, rainy climate of the Pacific Northwest is simple: make your own sunshine. That is exactly what Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners have done in their newest album, Pacific Ragtime. Merging the old-timey woodlands of the Northwest with the sunny coastline of 1940s California, Pacific Ragtime is a fresh spin on Americas vintage jazz sound.

Based in Portland, Oregon (nicknamed Bridge City by locals, from whence the Crooners get their name), Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners demonstrate a terrifyingly high level of musicianship for a band whose oldest members are still years away from 30. Jacob Miller is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter in fact, he wrote all but two songs on Pacific Ragtime, although it would be difficult to tell them apart from beloved jazz standards.

With their natty suits and natural ease on stage, its easy to see why the six- piece outfit wins over every crowd and festival. They create a sense of electric nostalgiaeven in those unfamiliar with the genre. Pacific Ragtime pulls textures from a wealth of musical idioms, from early jazz to country blues to jugband swing, with influences from 60s B-side soul and early rock. The result is a music for the new Depressioncreated, not recreated. With harmonies so tight you could flick a penny off them, and musicianship and stamina that only the most devoted players can pull off, Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners are the freshest breath of air that the west coast has to offer. Just turning on Pacific Ragtime is like a pulling down your own ray of sunshine.

Nathaniel Talbots music has dirt under its fingernails, the product of decades of hard work and crafting  retuning, replanting, and retelling. The result is true American roots music, combining the soulful edge of tradition with the Pacific Northwests legacy of freedom and innovation.



Seating is not reserved.

We have a mix of normal chairs, some tall chairs, and standing room in back if the show sells out

Fremont Abbey is ADA accessible on either level

We are an all ages venue.

Please refrain from talking or texting during the show

We encourage you to use your own "retina screens" as well and limit your photos and videos as they distract other attendees. Thank you

Abbey Arts is a Seattle nonprofit curating welcoming arts & cultural experiences for people of all ages & incomes.

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Fremont Abbey Arts Center (View)
4272 Fremont Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103
United States


Music > All Ages

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!