Bumper Jacksons to take Stephens Auditorium


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Bumper Jacksons


Bumper Jacksons will be painting America’s history with seductive sounds from New Orleans, to the hollers of the Appalachian Mountains in Ames. Catch the show at Stephens auditorium Friday Oct. 27th at 7:30p.m.

They are hot and sweet with an elegant balance of their own unique style, yet still connecting to their american roots through tradition.

They are currently on tour across the country after the release of their third album “I’ve Never Met a Stranger,” which dropped May 6th. This album is described as, “A toast to all the ways in which we humans bridge the divide between our souls.”

Bumper Jacksons started out as a city-meets-country duo, with songstress Jess Eliot Myhre and Chris Ousley on the banjo. They toured the country on bikes with their instruments strapped to their backs.

In just five years they grew to the seven member group they are today. They added Alex Lacquement on the upright bass and harmony vocals, Dan Samuels on the drums and percussion, Dave Hadley on the pedal steel, Brian Priebe on the trombone as well as harmony vocals and Joseph Brotherton on the trumpet, harmony vocals and bird calls.

The group has won multiple awards as the Mid-Atlantic’s “Artist of the Year” in 2015 and “Best Traditional Band”from 2013 to 2015 at the Washington Area Music Awards.

Tickets are starting at $25 and the doors open 45 minutes prior to the beginning of the show.