Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are likely the only band today infusing elements of world rhythms with global folk traditions, Americana, New Orleans influences, and 1920s jazz. The new album, Get Us Out Of Fearland builds upon the multicultural exuberance that made the band’s debut, Very Next Thing, a transcendent breath of fresh air. Elmore Magazine championed its “remarkable musical dexterity with songs that bask in a genuine roots regimen and a sense of timeless tradition,” and revered tastemaker station WFUV (John Platt) said, “This is a band that must be heard to be believed!”
Band members have worked with the likes of Paul McCartney, Julia Roberts, Sam Mendes, Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy McGriff as well as performed on ABC’s Good Morning America, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Kansas City Folk Festival main stage, Folk Alliance International 2017, Blue Plate Special, Extended Play Sessions (The Alt. Root), Relix featured videos and appeared in moves such as Mona Lisa Smile, Away We Go, Disney’s Enchanted and PBS Masterpiece The Chaperone.