About Jackass Flats
Starting out in 2000 as a group of like minded musicians, Jackass Flats has taken their sound from their hometown of Richmond, VA, to the nation’s premier venues and festival stages. Fueled by original songwriting, award winning musicianship, and exhilarating bluegrass instrumentation, Jackass Flats epitomizes the new generation of acoustic string bands who combine creativity and tradition to produce something all together unique.
Since taking home Virginia State Champion Bluegrass Band honors in 2002, the boys have been crowd favorites on the bluegrass, americana, and world music scenes. In 2003 Jackass Flats took their local music scene by storm and were awarded Best Bluegrass/Country Band by internet magazine Richmond.com, who called the band “masters of backwoods symphonies”. In 2004 the band was presented with a Virginia Music Award for The Best Americana Jamband.
The typical show has Jackass Flats picking their way through original material, fresh arrangements of bluegrass standards, and non-traditional tunes from genres as varied as rock, reggae, and jazz. With the release of their third album Greetings From Jackass Flats, the band have fulfilled one of their longtime dreams, to release an album of all original music that reflects their love of bluegrass tradition and their determination to create a sound that is all their own.
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