Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches original song “Soar”

NYC based Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches is explosive! Perhaps the only band fusing Gullah-Geechee with folk, country, roots, music of New Orleans, 1920s, calypso and originals.

Band members have played with the likes of Paul McCartney, Paul Simon and Wynton Marsalis as well as performed on ABC’s Good Morning America, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Blue Plate Special, Extended Play Sessions (The Alt. Root), Relix featured videos and appeared in moves such as Mona Lisa Smile, Away We Go and Disney’s Enchanted. #5 Artist, #6 Album, #7 Song on International Folk Radio Sept. 2016 David Amram testimonial

“Fresh and vital” Classical Arts “…it’s unlike anything most listeners will find elsewhere.” San Diego Troubadour

“Americana music at its purest and most impressive” No Depression

“Unfailingly high-spirited.” LONDON TIMES

“Nick Russo has worked with artists all over the jazz spectrum. His latest release brings a decidedly unorthodox approach.” DOWNBEAT

⋆⋆⋆⋆ “It underscores, too, how sounds from another time can be renewed and re-imagined, by creative minds and right hands, in the present moment. Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are ridiculously fun.”

Rambles. Music & Lyrics of “Soar” (y Betina Hershey Russo, copyrighted 2017) soon to be released on upcoming 2017 album: “Which Country?” c. 2017 Betina Hershey Russo, lead voice/guitar/composer, Nick Russo, banjo/guitar, Dr. David Pleasant, percussion, Miles Griffith, voice producer, Nick Russo sound engineer and co-producer, Len Monachello (Soundtronics) videographer, Sergio Carrasco & Serena Stefanoni video editor, Sara Pettinella