Squirrel Nut Zippers
The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s. Jimbo Mathus along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family. It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of Jazz chords, Folk music, and Punk Rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience.
The group has spent the better part of the last two years shaping its chemistry and honing its sound on the road. A kind of uncontrolled experiment in music on the road allowed the band to feed off audiences energy and surrender to the dancing muse, rather than trying to subscribe to a preconceived notion.