THE JAKE LEG STOMPERS UP TO NO GOOD
The Jake Leg Stompers are proud to announce the birth of their new album titled "UP TO NO GOOD."
We slapped it in the player and it cried out with great gusto! Cigars and CD's all around! Find out more about The Jake Leg Stompers on Facebook by clicking here. And you can listen to tracks from the new album UP TO NO GOOD by clicking here.
Flashing back to an era when urban blues was played on jugs, banjos, washboards and gizzards full of moonshine, the relentlessly entertaining Jake Leg Stompers create the perfect soundtrack for selling snake oil. Their feel-good blend of virtuosity, comedy and clay-caked soul has been jammed into a fourth album called Up To No Good. And this time, carnival barker/multi-instrumentalist Hambone Willie splits fronting the up-to-10-piece group with new addition Leela Mae Smith, whose warm-molasses voice provides a counterpoint to Willie’s noble hound-dog growl. If following in the slow-dragging footsteps of such long-ago Americana and blues bedrock bands as Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers seems improbable, consider Hambone Willie’s own transformation from Bill Steber, the award-winning ex-Tennessean photographer. Steber became so intoxicated with the sounds and sights of Mississippi’s blues culture while documenting it with his camera on a grant from the Alicia Patterson Foundation that he quit his job to embark on a relentless musical bender that’s made the Jake Legs one of the finest proponents of this very-old-school style.
—TED DROZDOWSKI NASHVILLE SCENE
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