Fine purveyors Western Swing! (aka Hick Jazz)
Doing their part to continue the legacy of great American String Bands, the Jangles share a high energy, foot tappin’, entertaining, acoustic version of Western Swing. If you love String Jazz, Western Swing, and Red Hot Pickin’ – then you don’t want to miss The Jangles Quartet!
Featuring National Flatpicking Champion and multi-instrumentalist Roger Ferguson on fiddle, mandolin and lead guitar, master fiddler, Paul Elliot, Western Swing Hall of Fame member Mike Faast on vocals/guitar. (We are fortunate to have Michael Eytcheson & Mick Nickolson as regular contributors on stand up bass).
Western Swing is rooted in the family of American Country Music, the style is upbeat, features string instruments, and “Country-flavored” lyrical themes. It is suitable for both concert and dancing entertainment.
Influences – Bob Wills, Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies, the Light Crust Doughboys, Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, Johnny Gimble, Django Reinhardt, Hot Club of Cowtown, the Time Jumpers, and many others.
Sample of the Jangles Quartet’s music: