Irish Bluegrass Band JigJam Stopping at Caffe Lena February 22
JigJam, a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland, will launch their 7th tour of the U.S. on February 21st in Maine taking them through the Northeast, Midwest and South until the middle of April. The band is touring in support of their third full-length studio album, Phoenix, which was released in summer of 2019.
Formed in 2013, JigJam is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Jamie McKeogh (lead vocals, guitar, tenor banjo), Cathal Guinan (vocals, double bass, fiddle), Daithi Melia (vocals, 5-sting banjo, guitar), and Gavin Strappe (vocals, mandolin, tenor banjo). All four members grew up immersed in Irish traditional music and culture which is reflected by the band collectively achieving over twenty “All-Ireland” titles at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann competitions.
JigJam’s music is an amalgamation of the best of traditional Irish music, including those beautiful harmonies, accented with bluegrass, folk, and Americana creating a genre which has been branded as “I-Grass” (Irish influenced Bluegrass). The band’s undeniable energy on the stage along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. They have already performed in 15 countries, touring various parts of the UK and Europe, and headlining major U.S. festivals such as Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Milwaukee Irish Fest.
JigJam will stop at Caffe Lena on February 22nd. Tickets are available through the venue’s website here.