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Sunday, September 2nd – 4:30-6:30 pm
JimBo Trout & the Fish People plus The Deep Basement Shakers
a which way west? Sunday afternoon double bill!

$10-15 suggested donation. $5 for students, musicians and low income.

One Sunday afternoon, two rockin’ bands on one bookshop stage!


Jimbo Trout & the Fish People + The Deep Basement Shakers


Aaron Hammerman and Dave Eagle are the Deep Basement Shakers, delivering some primal, joint-rockin’, steady-rollin’ barrelhouse blues n’ boogie from the deep musical traditions of places like St. Louis, Texas, Chicago and New Orleans.

Instrumental stuff from the 20’s, 30’s through to the early days of R&B, Jimmy Yancey to Clarence Lofton, Professor Longhair to Cow Cow Davenport & Meade Lux Lewis, Maxwell Street to Frenchman Street, they dig into the ancient styles of the new century… the 20th century, that is…

“But this ain’t no history museum where you can’t touch the glass,” say the Shakers…

Aaron Hammerman, piano, kazoo and vocals
Dave Eagle, washboard, suitcase, spoons, bones, bells & whistles


Jimbo Trout & the Fish People are the essence of the “bluegrassish sound”–elements of bluegrass, old-time, ragtime, blues, western-swing, rockabilly, honky-tonk, jug band, jazz, swing, Cowboy, rock+roll, New Orleans, and more. But they are not a band that would let tradition stand in the way of a good time. They are a fun, high-energy, danceable group if ever there was one!

The San Francisco-based JT&FP have been crafting their good-time musical gumbo since 1992. With over 400 songs on their list, the band will surprise you with their range. Their appeal extends to fans of traditional music as well as those with more modern tastes, young and old, and in-between.

JT&FP is a collective of top musicians from three generations performing in various formats, always keeping it fresh!

JimBo Trout and the Fish People have opened for a wide range of top acts including Dr. John, Johnny Winter, David Bromberg,The Freighthoppers, Wayne Hancock, The Gourds, Hot Club of Cowtown, The Squirrel Nut Zippers,The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cake, Calexico, Doo Rag, The Iguanas, Riders In the Sky, Drew Emmitt, Dale Watson, Jeff Buckley, Peter Rowan, The California Honeydrops, Poor Man’s Whiskey, The Waybacks, Casey Driessen, and Southern Culture on the Skids among others.

They regularly perform under the influence of Louis Armstrong, Blind Blake, Uncle Dave Macon, Tommy Jarrell, The Mississippi Sheiks, Oscar Aleman, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies, The Carter Family, Scotty Stoneman, Charlie Parker, Django Reinhardt, Vassar Clements, Memphis Minnie, Robert Nighthawk, Dr. John, Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Andy Statman, Mose Allison, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dock Boggs, Doc Watson, Harvey Sampson, Junior Parker, Big Maybelle, Big Bill Broonzy, Billie Holiday, Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Dave Tarras, The Five Royals, and James Reese Europe, among many others!

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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