There’s no point in trying to pin a label on an extrovert American band, led by guitarist, Nick Russo, who set out to cover so many bases from hot jazz to folk, blues and Big Easy funk… unfailingly high-spirited. Purists will hate it.
Everyone else will have a good time


… their sound is totally retro – yet completely in the here and now, another case where the old is new again


Upcoming Shows

21 Jan 2018 Banjo Nickaru & Western Sooches - Forest Hills, NY — Church In The Gardens (Community House)
26 Jan 2018 Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches House Concert - CT, CT — TBA
27 Jan 2018 Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches - Cambridge, MA ( USA ) — Club Passim
14 Feb 2018 Folk Alliance International Conference 2018 - Kansas City, MO — Westin Crown Center Hotel
14 Aug 2018 Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches Tour - , TN, NC — TN - NC Tour
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New Album Very Next Thing



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Hot Jazz Jumpers

Nick Russo+11 original music

This highly listenable recording reminds us that at it’s root, Jazz music is Folk music with all the immediacy and relevance
that music of, for and by the people has always had and always will. Nick Russo’s banjo playing is especially compelling