Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers)
Jimbo Mathus (of the Squirrel Nut Zippers)
The late Memphis producer Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn.” Outside the South, Mathus is likely known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers. In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, however, Mathus is the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling-pin Budweisers and “innerplanetary honky-tonk” for the masses.
As Dickinson would say, ‘If you don’t like this, there is seriously something wrong with you.’”
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