Arts

Bumper Jacksons to take stage for two shows

The Bumper Jacksons take the Ramsey Concert Hall stage Nov. 8 and 9 for two shows as part of the 2017 Spotlight on the Arts festival.
The Bumper Jacksons take the Ramsey Concert Hall stage Nov. 8 and 9 for two shows as part of the 2017 Spotlight on the Arts festival.

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Bumper Jacksons Nov. 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall. The Washington, D.C.-based group has been honored as Artist of the Year and Best Folk Band for two consecutive years at the Washington Area Music Awards.

The Bumper Jacksons combine early styles of jazz, blues and country swing, striking a bold, yet elegant, balance between paying homage to tradition and fashioning their own unique sound. With playful original songs and reimagined roots music, they explore the frontiers and histories of America’s dance music, from the seductive sounds of New Orleans to the hollers of the Appalachian Mountains.

The band features Jess Eliot Myhre on clarinet, vocals and washboard; Chris Ousley on guitar, vocals and tenor banjo; Alex Lacquement on bass and harmony vocals; Dan Samuels on drums and suitcase percussion; Dave Hadley on pedal steel; and Brian Priebe on trombone and harmony vocals.

Tickets for the concert are $39 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400. UGA students can purchase tickets for $6 with a valid UGA ID, limit one ticket per student.

The concert is part of Spotlight on the Arts, a 12-day festival celebrating the arts at UGA.