I’m an old movie buff; actually I’m an old buff. I love the romanticized depiction of 1920’s Dixieland/Ragtime in old black and white movies, the music is swinging, the characters intriguing and the whole era seems like it would have been the bees knees to live in and I am enthused about the attention it is getting in this young new century. Blair Crimmins and the Hookers capture this moment in time but with a wonderful modernist twist.
Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. What he created was a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past. Now four years—and five hundred shows later,— he has toured the Eastern United States playing large venues and has opened for national acts such as Mumford & Sons and O.A.R.A multi-instrumentalist and music academic, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for a classic New Orleans style horn section consisting of trumpet, clarinet, and trombone.
Live in Little Five released 7/22 was captured in front of an enthusiastic audience on December 1, 2012 at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, and features performances of the full 7-piece band with Dixieland horns, rowdy ragtime piano and gypsy jazz guitar.
“This music is about how I feel living in modern times, but with an old soul,” said Crimmins. “The Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points has been my favorite venue in Atlanta since I was a kid, and the old-time decor of the place is a great setting for our vintage-style music and burlesque show.”Live in Little Five Tracklist:
2. Mean Mean Man
3. This Modern World
4. The Lonesome Truth
5. Oh Angela!
6. Old Man Cabbage
7. Checked Out Early
8. A Demon Like Me
9. Without You
10.Can't Fake a Smile
11. March of the Hookers
A new release of Sing-a-Longs is set for an August 26th release
Pre-Order here> Pre-sale packages will mail out on August 26th