In what’s become a new holiday tradition for many family and friends, the Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan Tour makes its return this winter! The seventeen-show run is the longest holiday run to date for the Squirrel Nut Zippers. The tour will begin on November 30th in Asheville, NC at The Grey Eagle and conclude in Nashville, TN on December 19th. Other stops include New York, Detroit, Cincinnati, Alexandria, VA, Beverly, MA and many others. (Full list of dates below) Tickets for most shows will go on sale THIS Friday. Visit www.snzippers.com for the most up-to-date ticketing information. The Squirrel Nut Zippers most recent album: Lost Songs of Doc Souchon debuted in late 2020. “This new album was inspired by all of the mysterious characters from the history of New Orleans jazz music,” commented band leader Jimbo Mathus. “It speaks to the hidden roots of where our aesthetic, interests, and philosophy comes from. It pulls on the hidden thread.” The album will make its debut on vinyl later this year.
The Zippers began their musical journey 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.