Blair Crimmins and The Hookers

Blair Crimmins and The Hookers

Blair Crimmins is a time traveler of sorts. He's a kind of music preservationist seeking to reintroduce the clamor of vaudeville and the wild glamor of speakeasies and jazz to an audience less aware.

A knowledgeable musical historian, Crimmins plays the liveliest music of the dead with such an authentic form that it leaves listeners wondering if they have stumbled upon some obscure, Depression-era, gypsy-jazz recording.

He takes patches of ragtime, blues and jazz and stitches them to the fabric of modern-day bluegrass and Americana.

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