”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”
THE LONDON TIMES
Vintage F Train 2016
A great time was had on the Vintage F Train Line December 18th. It was our 5th year going. Members of Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches appeared as Hot Jazz...
Live Video of Great Big House
Extended Play Sessions,”An authentic blend of New Orleans jazz, Piedmont blues, Gullah Geechee rhythm and New York sass, Banjo Nickaru and Western Scooches brought down the house at The Extended...
David Amram talks about Banjo Nickaru
“Just a few words about Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, an amazing group which a lot of us dreamed would happen some day where the different genres of music all...
Reviews and Fun Links
We’ve had so much going on this September and October! Here are just a few… Recent Reviews: San Diego Troubadour Hershey’s “I Don’t Believe in Love” full of double entendre...
”… their sound is totally retro – yet completely in the here and now, another case where the old is new again”
NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY
|26 Mar 2017||Jon Stein Hootenanny Cafe WTBQ AM 1110 or 93.5 FM - radio — Hootenanny Cafe WTBQ AM 1110 or 93.5 FM|
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WFUV John Platt On Your Radar Rockwood Music Hall -
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|22 Aug 2017||Knoxville, TN, TN — Blue Plate Special (WDVX 89.9 fm radio)|
”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”