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JimBo Trout

Banjo from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2016
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$250 - $2500 per event
JimBo Trout has been a fixture in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene for the last 25-plus years. He is known for his energetic, fun approach to a wide range of music including bluegrass, old-time Appalachian, western-swing, blues, jug band, cowboy, honky-tonk, early jazz, rock+roll and more. JimBo performs on 5-string banjo, guitar, ukelele, harmonica and kazoo.

JimBo performs regularly as a solo or with his band JimBo Trout and the Fishpeople. He has performed at many festivals and events including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, The Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Festival, The San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival, The Hoes Down Harvest Festival, and more. JimBo has been the intrepid host of the monthly bluegrass jam at The Atlas Cafe in San Francisco, since 1997. JimBo Trout has been a fixture in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene for the last 25-plus years. He is known for his energetic, fun approach to a wide range of music including bluegrass, old-time Appalachian, western-swing, blues, jug band, cowboy, honky-tonk, early jazz, rock+roll and more. JimBo performs on 5-string banjo, guitar, ukelele, harmonica and kazoo.

JimBo performs regularly as a solo or with his band JimBo Trout and the Fishpeople. JimBo has been the intrepid host of the monthly bluegrass jam at The Atlas Cafe in San Francisco, since 1997. As a solo he has opened for Dave Alvin, The Subdudes, The Paladins, Man or Astroman, The Hackensaw Boys and many more.
JimBo has been featured in the barn show at the Smith Family Farm Harvest Festival in Brentwood, CA since 2000, entertaining thousands of kids and their parents each year.

In 2012 JimBo released his kid's music album Jam Along with JimBo. This is an album of classic American folk music and bluegrass mainly for kids, although it also popular with people of all ages. Cats and dogs love it too! JimBo is joined by his band The Fishpeople on two songs as well as Berkeley's prize-winning old-time group The Squirrelly String Band on two others. The cover art is by legendary cartoonist Spain Rodriguez (Zap Comics).

JimBo's previous solo album Catch of the Day remains a classic collection of hobo songs, old-time banjo tunes, train songs, some Carter Family, some Uncle Dave Macon and more. He has also released 5 albums with The Fishpeople including their most recent A Happy Hour of the Mind.

Here is a partial list of clients and venues dating back to July, 2015:

Suisun City Art, Wine, and Chocolate Festival
Heyday Books--publisher private event
Angel Island State Park--live music program
S.F. Presidio National Park--live music program
Air B+B--employee event
City of Danville--public concert
People in Plazas--public concert in San Francisco's Mint Plaza
Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento)--Family Fridays
North Beach Art + Wine Festival
Steven Restivo Productions--multiple events
Bay Area Discovery Museum--multiple events
Great American Music Hall--San Francisco concert hall
Lagunitas Brewery and Taproom--regular appearances
Rabobank--employee event
Litquake
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
A.C.T.--members event
Sunski Sunglasses--sales event
Creative Growth Gallery--holiday event
Fully Belly Farms--Hoes Down Harvest Festival
Smith Family Farms--Tomato Festival
Center For Biological Diversity--member event
Handel Architects--employee event
City of Albany--public event
Off the Grid Sand Francisco--frequent appearances
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How Long Blues
Leroy Carr
Jim Jackson's Kansas City Blues
Jim Jackson, Memphis Jug Band
Walk Right In (Set Right Down)
Cannon's Jug Stompers, Rooftop Singers
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Leadbelly, Eric Clapton
See See Rider
Leadbelly
Bully of the Town
Leadbelly
Forked Deer
banjo traditional
Flop-Eared Mule
banjo traditional
Ragtime Annie
banjo traditional
Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
banjo traditional
Singer
Guitar
Harmonica
Banjo
Americana Singer
Children's Music Singer
Blues Guitar
Country Guitar
Wedding Singer
Ukulele
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note JimBo Trout will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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