This guys was born with a passion for music. Master of the piano and guitar by the tender of age of 15, Jimbo has left his imprint on American music.
Often featured on NPR shows such as “The Prarie Home Companion”, Mathus’ band, the “Squirrel Nut Zippers” had a brutal breakup in 2000. As you are aware, they have done some touring since then, but the lawsuits following the breakups were so frustrating.
But Jimbo’s not one to be kept down for long. He just released a new album Blue Healer for 2015, and his sound (and musical ingenuity) is going strong. You can catch a snippet of his music below.
With Mathus moving on, we want to use this site to discuss some of the awesome southern and rockabilly music that is out there, and maybe introduce you to other awesome bands…. as well as keep you updated as to what Jimbo is up to.
Here is Jimbo’s main website, if you want to check it out.
- Album Premiere: The Souljazz Orchestra, ‘Resistance’ August 28, 2015The Canadian group blends a plethora of styles, including jazz, African and Caribbean rhythms, salsa, gospel, blues and much more on their new release, due out September 4.Chris Steffen
- Song Premiere: Julia Nunes Gets Somber On “Don’t Feel” August 27, 2015The track comes from the musician’s upcoming album, Some Feelings.Chris Steffen
- Video Premiere: Lisa Stansfield, “Change,” Live in Manchester August 27, 2015The English singer digs into her back catalog for a hit from 1991. The clip comes from her upcoming live album and concert DVD, Live in Manchester.Chris Steffen
- Video Premiere: Blacklist Royals Take On the Cure’s “Plainsong” August 26, 2015The Nashville duo puts their own spin on the opening track from the Cure’s 1989 masterpiece, Disintegration.Chris Steffen
- Video Premiere: Kanaku y el Tigre, “Quema Quema Quema” August 25, 2015The psychedelic folk band from Peru delivers a fractured, trippy video for the title track from their latest album.Chris Steffen
- Album Premiere: The Souljazz Orchestra, ‘Resistance’ August 28, 2015