(Coronavirus Update) Keep on Jumpin’
The Jumpin’ Hot Club shares an anniversary with The Crack in 2020. We’re both 35 years old! (But only one of us is celebrating with a series of gigs that draw from the weird, honky-tonk, and sizzling ends of the roots spectrum.)
Jumpin Hot’ started as a fanzine put together by two fellas (let’s call them Graham and Adam) who wanted to bring vintage blues and roots to Tyneside. 35 years on, and, safe to say, the pair have been responsible for staging some of the hottest gigs the region has ever seen. From country to rock and roll, reggae to soul, they have enticed the world’s best our way. And they’re not resting on their laurels. In April they have the extraordinary Virginian based Devon Sproule (pictured). Her folk sound is drawn from the outer-reaches and deploys slinky jazzy chords, mellifluous vocals, and Joni Mitchell confessional songwriting chops to startling effect (Good Friday 10 April, Cluny 2, 8pm, £15). Also at Cluny 2 is Nashville-based honky tonkers Eileen Rose & The Holy Wreck (Thursday 30 April, Cluny 2, 8pm, £12). At the Gosforth Civic Theatre they have Wisconsin native Jeffrey Foucault with Eric Heywood, the amazing steel pedal player (Friday 3 April, 8pm, £13). Also in Gosforth is English folk songstress Martha Tilston & Band (Saturday 2 May, 8pm, £14). Over at the Middlesbrough Town Hall the club conclude their year and a bit residency with the all girl Nashville-based string band Della Mae (Tuesday 28 April, 8pm, £12.50). Here’s to the next 35. GMFor more info on all of the above visit: jumpinhot.com
All gigs cancelled until May due to Coronavirus.