August 15, 2016 by 1888media
New York City’s Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, which features singer Betina Hershey, guitarist Nick Russo, vocalist Miles Griffith and percussionist David Pleasant, are likely the only band infusing elements of Gullah-Geechee culture with bluegrass, folk traditions, New Orleans influences, and music from the 1920s.
The quartet’s debut album, Very Next Thing, which showcases a high-spirited rendition of “Jock-A-Mo (Iko Iko),” is set for release on Sept 30. To promote the record, the group have announced a series of concerts and live radio performances including WoodSongs (Old Time Radio Hour), which tapes before a live audience at the Lyric Theatre in Lexington, KY and is syndicated to 500+ stations worldwide.
8/17 – Hillsborough, NC @ WHUP (4pm)
8/22 – Johnson City, TN @ WETS 89.5 FM (5pm)
8/22 – Johnson City, TN @ Acoustic Coffeehouse
8/24 – Knoxville, TN @ Blue Plate Special (12pm)
9/09 – Kingston, NY @ Alley Cat
9/18 – Upper Montclair, NJ @ Jotlin Joes Radio
9/19 – Lexington, KY @ Lyric Theatre (6:45pm)
9/30 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3)