Screamin Miss Jackson & the Slap Ya Mama Big Band
They work through a variety of material, drawing influence from such diverse players such as early bluesman Casey Bill Weldon, Tampa Red and the wonderful Memphis Minnie, 20’s and 30’s Jazz singers like Georgia White, Anita Carter or Lil Hadin, the western swing feel of The Texas Playboys and finally mixing all that up with the country folk of Doc Watson. Whether its their own original tunes or their own unique take on an early classic the energy and passion all seven have for the music is more than apparent.
Late to the festival circuit in 2013, they got off to a flying start playing Mischief festival in late September. However 2014 saw them announce themselves properly releasing their first EP on Little Paradise records in May before going on to play Glastonbury, Boomtown, Bearded Theory, Grillstock, Outwest, Holifair, Funny as Folk, Worcester Music Festival, Glastnost, Stagfest and Free for All Festival. On top of this they supported the likes of Reverend Peyton and the Big Damn Band, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, The Corn Potato String Band and The Black Twig Pickers.