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Squirrel Nut Zippers

  February 4, 2023 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM

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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BALCONY HIGH WHOLE TABLE ADVANCED: $40.00
STANDING FLOOR ADVANCED: $25.00
PERCH ADVANCED: $50.00
STAGESIDE ADVANCED: $30.00
BALCONY RAIL 3 PERSON TABLE: $50.00
BALCONY RAIL 4 PERSON TABLE: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
BALCONY HIGH WHOLE TABLE ADVANCED / STANDING FLOOR ADVANCED / PERCH ADVANCED / STAGESIDE ADVANCED / BALCONY RAIL 3 PERSON TABLE / BALCONY RAIL 4 PERSON TABLE Public Onsale: November 21, 2022 10:00 AM to February 4, 2023 10:00 AM
Squirrel Nut Zippers
with special guests TBD
February 4, 2023
The Ramkat
Doors: 7 PM | Show: 8 PM

The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus along with wife Katherine Whalen and drummer Chris Phillips formed the band as a casual musical foray playing for friends and family around town. It wasn’t long before the band (which had grown in size) developed a reputation for pioneering a quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music, and punk rock leanings and attracted a national audience.

Outside of the rollicking concerts which were rapidly growing in attendance, NPR was the first significant national media to take notice of the band followed by an appearance on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. With grunge, and alternative rock in full swing back in 1995, the Squirrel Nut Zippers debut album The Inevitable sounded like nothing happening musically at the time. After the bands sophomore release Hot became a surprise commercial success, the group went on to sell more than 3 million albums between 1995 and 2003.

Some highlights of this era include performing on Dick Clarks New years Eve broadcast; playing Carnegie Hall with Tony Bennet; appearing as musical guest on Sesame Street; performing on late night television including Letterman, Leno, Conan; having a custom animated video made by The Simpsons; performing at Bill Clintons Inaugural Presidential Ball; multiple sold out tours, and even getting the keys to the city of Cambridge, MA where the bands namesake candy hails from.

Since those days the Squirrel Nut Zippers have continued to perform to a wide variety of audiences, venues and settings, and have recently released two new studio albums.

Beasts Of Burgundy released in 2018 debuted at #4 on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart to critical acclaim: “

Lost Songs of Doc Souchon released in 2020 is a combination of newly written Zippers material, along with a few songs from past times like “Animule Ball” which was originally recorded in 1938 by Jelly Roll Morton. In keeping with that time period, the band turned to their longtime friends at Fleischer Studios (home of Betty Boop) to use some of their historic animations for a video for the track. Watch here:https://youtu.be/ser63u9MmYM

The Squirrel Nut Zippers continue to confound audiences with their hybrid stew of Southern roots music, New Orleans Jazz, Vaudeville, Blues and a healthy touch irreverence. Not traditionalists – true originals.


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