The Jelly Rollers // Derek Burns // Paundy
Sat, Apr 22 at 8pm
Doors at 7:00pm
Tickets: $10 adv/dos
The Jelly Rollers combine compelling rhythms with melt-in-your-mouth guitar licks, tasty harmonica, and rousing harmonies to create their own fresh brand of genre-bending blues. Best known of late for packing the dance floors around the Northwest, the group originally formed as an acoustic duo with Darren Loucas on guitar and Sean Divine on harp singing and playing in the tradition of Terry & McGhee and Cephas & Wiggins. The pair has successfully channeled this mutual interest in vintage blues into a highly danceable electric ensemble powered by the driving rhythm section of Rebecca Young and Eric Eagle. The Rollers have performed at major northwest festivals, have shared the stage with Sonny Rhodes, James Cotton, Coco Montoya, Bo Diddley, and KT Tunstall and received the award for “Best Traditional Band” by the Washington Blues Society. Their self-titled release has received substantial airplay in the Northwest and beyond, earning regular rotation status of at KEXP.