Squirrel Nut Zippers

Agent: Tom Gold

    • Platinum selling Southern roots & swing revival band
    • Over 3 million records sold
    • Current album Lost Songs of Doc Souchon critically acclaimed


The Squirrel Nut Zippers rollicking and rowdy road show combines their unique hybrid stew of Southern roots rock, New Orleans Jazz, and Blues influences with a Vaudeville stage performance that is as tantalizing as the music itself. Performing their greatest hits, which span an eight-album catalog, including their pivotal records Hot (Certified Platinum, 1997), Perennial (Debuted at #18 on the Billboard Album Charts, 1998), and Beasts Of Burgundy (Debuted at #4 on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart, 2018), the Zippers’ concerts are like a journey through their long and illustrious 30-plus year career.

Join Founder, Frontman, and Guitarist Jimbo Mathus and his all-star band as they travel through musical eras, genres, and boundaries to a destination known as the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Music lovers will certainly enjoy the ride!

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“To discover purely original music, you have to look out on the fringe for the individualists and the outliers. These are the artists who don’t go by trends or fads and they’re not particularly aiming to play what’s popular. They venture down their own path to create their own sound and Oxford, Mississippi native Jimbo Mathus is definitely one of these artists.” – The Independent

 “Jimbo Mathis and company quickly and completely restored that early thrill of hearing live music played by virtuoso musicians. Even better: they tore down that invisible wall between the musicians and audience that is such a staple of the old, static concert set-up, literally getting everyone involved in the performance.” – Americana Highways

“It was a spirited show that had fans on their feet and engaged, and concluded with personal thanks for anyone who wished to say hello. One of America’s premiere party bands is fighting fit again, and connecting with old and new fans alike.” – Illinois Entertainer

Singles from Lost Songs of Doc Souchon:

“Animule Ball” – Warm thanks to Fleischer Studios.


“Train on Fire”  reunites the Zippers with Andrew Bird.

“Animule Ball” was originally recorded back in 1938 by Jelly Roll Morton.  In keeping with that time period, Squirrel Nut Zippers turned to Fleischer Studios (home of Betty Boop) to use some of their historic animations for a brand new video for this song. “When I first started the Zippers the Max Fleischer cartoons were a huge part of our inspiration.  The look, the music, all of it.  So to have their blessing to use some of these characters and create something new with it is thrilling to me.”  – Jimbo Mathus

The musical journey of the Squirrel Nut Zippers began in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie-cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus, along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips, formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family in the area. It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music, and punk rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience.

Years later in 2016 and through chronicles of every kind, the band has emerged from a lengthy recording hiatus, reinvigorated, reinvested, and rejuvenated. With an all-star cast of New Orleans musicians, the band breathed new life into the old material, and inspired Mathus to return to the studio to reignite the band’s unique, enigmatic sound. A kind of uncontrolled experiment in music on the road allowed the band to feed off audiences energy and surrender to the dancing muse, rather than trying to subscribe to a preconceived notion.

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