The Bumper Jacksons
Like an old-time barn dance in downtown New Orleans, the Bumper Jacksons pull together a vast array of early American traditions into a deliciously cohesive sound that strikes you right in the heart. Country swing, old-time blues, brassed-up bluegrass - these high-spirit wonders do and love it all. Powerhouse vocals are flanked by a dextrous pedal steel and a brassalicious horn section, all supported by dynamic drums and bass. The beloved DC/Baltimore group returns to The Hamilton this May to release their new single "White Horse," written by frontwoman Jess Eliot Myhre.
Just a little over a year ago, women all across the globe took to the streets to assert their collective strength and political power. The Women's March was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history, and its enormity lead to a deepened national conversation about the role of women in society and the oppressions they face within it. That weekend, as the first protesters in Tokyo hit the streets, Jess Eliot Myhre was in labor with her first child, who arrived after 75 hours of natural labor as the final protesters in Hawaii made their way home.
The symbolism was not lost on her either.
2017, for anyone who was paying attention, was a tumultuous year. In the midst of the #metoo movement, Jess reflected on her own past experiences, as well as her blossoming new motherhood, and sat down and penned White Horse. It is an anthem to the feminine experience and the powers within, to be sure. But it is also a rallying cry to the power of collective action, eschewing the idea that any savior character is ever needed to drive a movement.
Elena & Los Fulanos
Elena & Los Fulanos is a bilingual Latin folk band based in Washington, DC. Since 2011, they have been making music that ranges from twangy, heartbreak-themed folk Americana, to soothing, introspective, violin-infused cumbia. Influenced by front-woman Elena Lacayo’s experience growing up in two cultures (Nicaraguan and American), Elena & Los Fulanos’ music melds language and tradition with catchy melodies and inventive chords to enhance appreciation for diversity in an increasingly multi-cultural world. Elena & Los Fulanos has toured both nationally and internationally and has played nationally renowned venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the Smithsonian American Arts Museum, and The Hamilton. Their debut album, Miel Venenosa, earned a Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIE) nomination for Best Latin Recording in 2014 and their second album Volcán (2017) has been hailed as “a bilingual folk album for the resistance” by the Washington City Paper.
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Elena & Los Fulanos es un grupo de rock Latino bilingüe basado en Washington, DC. Desde 2011 han creado música que exhibe calidades tomadas de música “folk” norteamericana hasta cumbia Latinoamericana. Reflejando la experiencia de su cantautora, Elena Lacayo, quien creció entre los Estados Unidos y Nicaragua, Elena & Los Fulanos crea música que mezcla el idioma y la cultura para ayudar a apreciar un mundo cada vez más multicultural. Su primer disco Miel Venenosa, fue nominado por un premio "Wammie" en 2014 y su segundo disco Volcán fue nombrado el “álbum bilingüe para la resistencia” por el Washington City Paper.
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