Seattle based Western Swing band, “the Jangles,” play both kinds of music, Western and Western Swing!
Country/Jazz singer and band leader, Mike Faast, has assembled a group of top NW musicians, to deliver a style of music they affectionately call, “Hick Jazz.” Featuring tight three part harmony and hot pickin’, they’re perfectly at home performing an acoustic, western cowboy concert or western swing dance in the tradition of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. With a repertoire that includes, western classics, western show tunes and a wide array of vintage country and western swing tunes, the Jangles are winning fans in bluegrass, western and western swing circles alike.
The Jangles are, Mike Faast/lead vocals/guitar, Lance and Laurie Haslund/vocals/bass/ukulele, Roger Ferguson/guitar/fiddle, Paul Anastasio/fiddle, Toby Hanson/accordion/piano, Mark/Drake/Drums, and our newest member, Pat Rowe, on steel guitar!
Johnny Gimble announcing The Jangles:
Sample of The Jangles’ songs from Hick Jazz 2:
Testimonial about Hick Jazz 11 by the Jangles
I just love this album. The selections are delightful and uniformly well produced. I smile every time I listen to it, and I’ve listened to it a lot!There is such a variety of instrumentation. My spirit is lifted by each musician as they take turns making the songs move along. This is happy music, beautifully produced.
Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band
Western Music Association
Harmony Trio of the Year 2009, 2010