Bumper Jacksons Bringing Americana Show to Central New York
Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute has a history of bringing unique artists and acts to Central York. It continues this Saturday, December 1 when Bumper Jacksons bring their Americana Show to Concerts in the Courts. Jess Eliot Myhre vocalist, songwriter, clarinet and washboard player for the group took some time to share some insights into the band in this exclusive interview.
Jess says their eclectic sound comes from a blend of Patsy Cline, New Orleans Jazz and Blues along with the sound from the hollers of the Appalachians. She shares the story behind the band's unusual name, it involves a black lab and it's love for the clarinet. Their unique members, like Chris Ousley. He practiced riding a bike with no hands while playing banjo for the video to "I Never Met A Stranger."
Bumper Jackson's new song, "White Horse" came following the birth of her son after "75 hours of labor" in the midst of the "Me Too Movement" and the 2016 election.
You can catch the Bumper Jacksons live this Saturday, December 1 at the Munson Williams Proctor Institute at 310 Genesee Street in Utica at 7:30. Tickets are $31.50, $16.50 Students and $26.50 for members. Tickets can be purchased online or for more information contact the ticket office at 315-797-0055 or 1-800-754-0797.
The Museum of Art opens at 6:30 p.m. so you can view the current exhibitions. Concerts in the Court also feature a cash bar and special gallery talks at intermission.