Big congrats to Amanda P. who will be ChiILin' out with ChiIL Mama and Deep Fried Pickle Project this Sunday 6/6 at noon at Beat Kitchen's Concerts for Kids. She'll also be rockin' out to their 5 song EP, Little Jar, which features:
- Grossest Song Ever!
- Lemonade Stand
- Cat Came Back
- Your Biggest Fan
ChiIL Mama digs the green/recycling/eco friendly....so we're stoked to see DFPP used recycled sleeves for the EPs which are signed, and each feature one of a kind, fabulous pickle prints with personality to spare! We'll be giving away 2 more EPs (entries open for anyone 18+ in the USA) so check back early and often for those plus our video band interview, show footage and review of their new 15 track release, Green and Bumpy, coming soon!
"These cats play everything AND the kitchen sink!"- Art Observer
"The Deep Fried Pickle Project is a wonderful cross between mountain music and timeless old school fun."- Tor Hyams, LOLLAPALOOZA / KIDZAPALOOZA
In 2002 a mysterious green iceberg was discovered by a band of unemployed pirates in Lake Michigan. Frozen inside were the Pickle Boys, cold solid in a chunk of sour brine. The DFPP were hoisted aboard, chiseled free and re-animated by the ship’s crude pirate scientist chef using a combination of spirits and pickle juice. As the DFPP awoke from their icy slumber they started singing and have never stopped. Where the Pickles came from and where they are going remains a mystery…
From outhouse to henhouse to waffle house to public house both hither and yon the Pickles have caused a rafter-shaking ruckus wherever they roll, dreaming a hobo's knapsack of stories and songs along the way.
These Pickle fellers have wobbled their magical musical gypsy medicine wagon from one end of this here country to t'other, with stops including LOLLAPALOOZA, WAKARUSA and TELLURIDE along the way.
What fanciful fuel powers this bubbling band of minstrels you say? Why, it is Pickle Power- the power to fabricate mutant musical instruments and sea shanties. The power to shatter a barfull of whisky glasses with sonic ferocity one night then serenade a giggling group of itty bitty kids the next morning.
Armed with a Frankenststonian array of homemade monster instruments, thier musical recipe is flavored with Jug Band, Hokum and Honkeytonk spices. You'll relish the Pickles!
DFPP's bag 'o tricks also includes:
- Eco friendly Instrument building workshops
- Musical Kids Parades
- Instrument Petting Zoo
- Trivia Contests with prizes
-"How to Build a Jug Band" Playshops for adults
- Short "Tweener" Sets between Acts
- Festival Pre-Parties
The Pickles are also educators speciallizing in Art and Music.
DFPP's songs echo back and forth from the 1920's to the 2091's. A music at once playful and irreverent- Hokum and Honkytonk Space Sushi all rolled up into one. From the great Depression to the Great Recession, the Pickles run the gamut of old timey styles, even grabbing anoccasional 80's pop tune and turning it into a flap happy chicken scratchy 78 RPM tune.
The Pickles have collaborated and jammed with the Del McCoury Band, Umphrey's McGee, Chris Thile, Everyone Orchestra, ALO, Zach Gill (Jack Johnson), the Gourds and many more talented artists.
From festivals to fairgrounds, from playshops to workshops, from PBS to the Bravo Network the Deep Fried Pickle Project dares you to TAKE A BITE.
You're gonna love it!
InstrumentationDaniel Boone Daniel - Vocals, Kazoo, Harmonica, Washboard, saw, Jug, Washtub Bass, flamingaphone, swambone, kitchen sink
Alan Selvidge - Vocals, Kazoo, Nose Flute, Medicine Oil Guitar, Cigar Box Uke, Canjo, Suitcase Bass, U Bass
Charlie King- Associate Pickle - Banjo, Vocals, Mouth organ, Jug, Ham-O-Lin, MicroSlideGitFiddle, the Trifecta of Slide, Yodels
Max Daniel- Associate Pickle - Vocals, xylophone, Washboard
Discography'Green and Bumpy' Family Album- 2012 (available from itunes and cdbaby.com)
'Whitewood Creek' (available on i tunes)
'M.A.D.E.'- Musicians Assisting Sisaster Efforts, a Katrina CD. Produced by the Pickles - 2005
'Ditties For Kiddies' - Benefit CD for Little Kids Rock Foundation. Produced by the Pickles - 2007.
'Deep Fried Pickle Project, Live on the Trailer Trash Tour' -2004
'Attack of the Pickles' -2003 (Kids Album)
'3 for $1.25' - 2002
**Click here for your chance to win 4 free tickets to any/all Beat Kitchen's Concerts for Kids. New winners announced weekly!**
We'll be there interviewing the band and shooting the show Sunday at Beat Kitchen, and hope to see you out there. Rock on!