Friends & Neighbors, we've got such a great Jamboree lineup this week, it'll knock your socks off-even if you weren't even wearing socks!
Bring a Dish for the Potluck supper and shine up those Dancin shoes. DJ Pasta of Alligator Chomp-Chomp will be spinning records from the best record collection this side of the Mississippi for your listening and dancing pleasure. Don't worry if you don't know how to dance, cuz Mr. Dan Wally Baker will be there to teach a dance lesson and offer gentle encouragement for those of us who are a mite rusty…
We open the evening with Libby DiCamp, from Detroit, Michigan, (who) "...makes dusty folk and American Roots-inspired music with a lyrical edge and a classic three-piece energy, delivered with a haunting vocal closeness that reaches listeners of all kinds. Sweetly soulful «Broken Folk.»
The Midnight Special Playboys from both New Orleans and Breauxbridge, La, are a classic Cajun Band that will get you out on the dance floor and steal your heart away when you hear Mickey and Minnie croon the hits.
We welcome world traveler, sailor and bindlestiff, Morgan O'Kane, back to the Jamboree with his full band (rare treat!) Morgan O'Kane plays banjo like no other. Originally hailing from Virginia; O'Kane currently resides in Brooklyn when he is not on tour, where he sometimes plays in the subway and on the street. The music is «to bluegrass and old timey what punk was to rock in the late seventies» (Ian Spafford / stirrings.org.uk) Deeply steeped in old traditions, O'Kane treats the banjo differently than you've heard it before and brings a punk sensibility to his music. Deeply danceable and soul-warming!