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SWEET BIRDS OF RIDDIM

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contentgNEW DIGITAL EP AVAILABLE NOW! The six song digital album is a collection of organic vaudeville and jug band folk for all ages influenced by the Jamaican mento music of the 1920s and 1930s. Jack and Kitty play all instruments heard on the album which was recorded this past week (9.5.17). The duo produced, engineered and mixed the album at their home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Look for music videos for each song early next year.

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JUG BAND BLUES

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contentgNEW DIGITAL SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW! “Jug Band Blues” finds Jack on bottleneck slide guitar and Kitty on jug, megaphone and kazoo-a-phone. Joined by a dixieland swing band, this live recording was made in Minneapolis in the summer of 2017. This classic song was originally recorded by the Memphis Jug Band in 1934 and released as “Jug Band Quartette”. It has become something of a standard with covers by Lucinda Williams, Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band and the Lovin’ Spoonful released over the years. Jack and Kitty’s version is based on the original 1934 recording.

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YOU MAKE ME HAPPY: DELUXE EDITION

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contentgYou Make Me Happy is Jack and Kitty’s new album of original material aimed at a children’s and family audience. Positive preschool pop heavily influenced by early Americana traditions, this collection has an organic vaudeville vibe with influences of honky tonk country, bluegrass, ragtime jazz and old-time folk. The album was recorded in Minneapolis and Nashville and invites listeners to dance like monkeys, hop like kangaroos, do the hula, stomp on one foot and go bananas in Jamaica. Highlights include the laid back island soul of “We’re All A Rainbow” and the jug band silliness of “This Land Is Your Land”. This “deluxe edition” includes TWO bonus songs not included in the digital release and full color artwork. Fun for the whole family, You Make Me Happy is a madcap musical journey that will make all ages…happy!

SONGS: 1. The Hello Song 2. This Land Is Your Land 3. We’re All A Rainbow Together 4. Jamaica Me Crazy 5. Like A Dinosaur 6. The Transportation Tune 7. Dance Like A Monkey 8. The Friendly Kangaroo 9. Let’s All Do The Hula 10. Hey Now! 11. Estrellita Dónde Estás (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

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contentgNEW DIGITAL SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW! “This Land Is Your Land” is a bouncy, jug band influenced take on the classic Woody Guthrie folk tune. Kitty sings and plays string bass. Jack plays guitar, tenor banjo and of course – jug. J&K have been playing this at live concerts lately and have had a lot of requests for a studio recording. This was released worldwide in March 2017.

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contentgNEW DIGITAL SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW! “Estrellita Dónde Estás” is a hauntingly beautiful Spanish language version of the classic lullaby “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. Instrumentation includes Kitty on string bass and Jack on electric guitar, ukulele and classical guitar. This is Jack and Kitty’s first release en Español and was released worldwide in April 2017.

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contentgYou Make Me Happy is Jack and Kitty’s new album of original material aimed at a children’s and family audience. Positive preschool pop heavily influenced by early Americana traditions, this collection has an organic vaudeville vibe with influences of honky tonk country, bluegrass, ragtime jazz and old-time folk. The album was recorded in Minneapolis and Nashville and invites listeners to dance like monkeys, hop like kangaroos, do the hula, stomp on one foot and go bananas in Jamaica. Highlights include the laid back island soul of We’re All A Rainbow and the rockabilly silliness of Rockin’ With Jack And Kitty. Fun for the whole family, You Make Me Happy is a madcap musical journey that will make all ages…happy!

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OurSecretSong_JackAndKittyOUR SECRET SONG

contentpgOur Secret Song is Jack and Kitty’s new album of original material aimed at anything but a children’s audience. Steeped in whimsical poetry, surrealist folk and vintage ragtime jazz, the album was recorded on a vintage reel to reel tape deck, pressed once onto a vinyl record and dubbed track by track from that test pressing to digital formats for the modern era. This decidedly lo-fi approach helps give the entire collection an eerie landscape of tape hiss, needle pops and warmth which is increasingly hard to capture in this modern age. With lyrics that evoke Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and even Tom Waits or John Prine, this collection is full of strangely desperate characters wandering through tales of love lost and found. Joined by an unknown group of musicians playing theremin, string bass, piano, accordion, tuba, typewriter and a vintage trap kit, Jack and Kitty recorded the entire album live on one vintage 1944 RCA ribbon microphone.

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