Gypsy Sally's Presents
Jackass Flats, Split String Soup
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Over a decade ago, Jackass Flats began their journey as a bluegrass band chasing the scene up and down the east coast: country festivals in the middle of nowhere, bars, dives, late nights, busking in the cities, life in a van--these things will leave you with stories to tell and that's exactly what Jackass Flats did; releasing three acclaimed albums of original songwriting: "Purgatory Mountain", "Greetings From Jackass Flats" and "Rusty Feeling". The boys kept the old van, but soon found themselves playing the region's premiere stages and festivals.
As Jackass Flats near their 15 year anniversary, they've expanded their line up to include drums, keys, pedal steel and electric guitar--propelling their sound from string band to "full tilt Americana juggernaut". With so many instruments at their disposal, the typical set finds the band everywhere from bluegrass, rockabilly, honky tonk, country, western swing, all with the energy and edge that has made the Jackass Flats show a must see.
Split String Soup
Hailing from the darkest hollows of Northern Virginia, Split String is a veritable Soup of musical influences all mixed together. From traditional bluegrass to classic rock and country, and even a few contemporary influences, Split String Soup creates an eclectic Americana sound all their own.
Split String Soup is. . .
Rich, a native of Roanoke, Virginia, learned to play guitar at the age of twelve from his father (whom he credits as his greatest musical influence). Playing rock and folk for years, he became focused on bluegrass and old time in 2003 while taking a college course guest-taught by Mike Seeger. He has since led several bands. Shortly after moving to Northern Virginia in 2007, Rich reunited with former band member, Nate Edwards, to form Gallows Road. Split String Soup was soon to follow. He sings lead and plays both a hard-driving bass and a soulful resonator guitar.
Born in the backwoods of Newport, Rhode Island, Nate began playing guitar a few years ago at age sixteen and studied under Tim Olbrych. A fan of all musical genres, Nate's influences range from punk and ska, to metal and rhythm & blues — hints of which are evident in his unique approach to bluegrass.
She's Canadian, she plays fiddle, what more is there to say! Stacey is originally from Canada, a country with a long history of fiddle music. She blends this influence with her classical violin training when she plays American Bluegrass. Stacey has played with Split String Soup for the last several years, as well as performing with several other area bands. Stacey also teaches the next generation of musicians as a violin instructor.
$8 + Fees at the door
Tickets Available at the Door
Thu, April 27
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