Squirrel Nut Zippers
About the Event
Performing songs from their Christmas Caravan and Mardi Gras for Christmas albums alongside other tried-and-true holiday favorites, the Squirrel Nut Zippers awaken the true essence of the season. From heartwarming ballads to raucous dance tunes, the band conjures an atmosphere nestled somewhere between the wondrous lights of Christmas and the backroom din of a speakeasy. This show is a must-see for any true music lover.
Inspired by 1920s jazz, klezmer, and vaudeville, the Zippers endlessly curious and innovative leader Jimbo Mathus has concocted a sound that is truly unique and original. No other artist of his generation has embraced and synthesized eclectic influences in such a seamless, authentic manner. This bespoke blend is on full display with the Holiday Caravan show, which has increasingly grown in popularity, selling out concerts throughout the United States.
Between 1995 and 2005, the Squirrel Nut Zippers sold more than 3 million albums. Their watershed album, Hot (1996), was recorded in the heat of New Orleans, fueled by a smoldering mix of booze and a youthful hunger to unlock the secrets of old-world jazz. The group continues to explore its own musical universe, evolving all the while.