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Summer Tour 2008:

Wednesday, June 04, 2008*
Annapolis, MD
Rams Head On Stage
Also Playing: The Firecracker Jazz Band
* Two Shows - 06:30 pm & 09:30 pm

Thursday, June 05, 2008
Alexandria, VA
Also Playing: The Firecracker Jazz Band

Friday, June 06, 2008
New York, NY
HighLine Ballroom
Also Playing: The Old Ceremony

Saturday, June 07, 2008
Northampton, MA
Iron Horse Music Hall

Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wellfleet, MA
Wellfleet Beachcomber

Friday, July 18, 2008
Boston, MA
Paradise Rock Club
Also Playing: HUMANWINE

Saturday, July 19, 2008
New Haven, CT
New Haven Green

Sunday, July 20, 2008
Narragansett, RI
The Towers

Monday, July 21, 2008
New York, NY
ROCKS OFF Concert Cruise

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
San Francisco, CA
The Independent

Thursday, August 14, 2008
Portland, OR
Wonder Ballroom

Friday, August 15, 2008**
Seattle, WA
The Triple Door
** Two Shows - 07:30 pm (All Ages) & 10:00 pm (21+)

Saturday, August 16, 2008
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada
Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

May 2008:

May 31, 2008:
SNZ May 2008 Newsletter posted

January 2008:

January 01, 2008:
New videos posted to SNZ YouTube channel:

December 2007:

December 18, 2007:
SNZ, The Greatest Bowlers In the World!

Check out some photos from
Los Angeles and Santa Ana here


Las Vegas here:

December 10, 2007:
SNZ December 2009 Newsletter posted

Don't forget to catch the last four SNZ shows of 2007!

December 11, 2007 - Los Angeles, CA:  El Rey Theatre
December 12, 2007 - Santa Ana, CA: Galaxy Concert Theatre
December 14, 2007 - Las Vegas, NV:  Red Rock Casino (free)
December 15, 2007 - Las Vegas, NV:  Red Rock Casino (free)

September 2007:

Tom Maxwell will be performing at two shows in Atlanta, GA this month:

September 27, 2007 - Atlanta, GA: Lenny's Bar

September 28, 2007 - Atlanta, GA: The EARL

June 2007:

The Squirrel Nut Zippers are back on tour!  Summer dates announced...
(check their MySpace for new updates)

June 21, 2007 - Richmond, VA: Toad's Place
June 22, 2007 - Greensboro, NC: N Club
June 23, 2007 -
Durham, NC: American Tobacco Amphitheatre
June 24, 2007 - Knoxville, TN: Bijou
July 05, 2007  - San Francisco, CA: Independent
July 06, 2007 - Santa Cruz, CA: Catalyst Club
July 07, 2007: Irvine, CA: Hootenanny
July 08, 2007 - Solana Beach, CA: Belly Up Tavern
July 13, 2007 - Ferndale, MI: Magic Bag
July 14, 2007 -
Nelsonville, OH: Nelsonville Art & Music Festival
July 15, 2007 - Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom
July 18, 2007 -
Louisville, KY: Jim Porter's Good Time Emporium
July 19, 2007 -
Chicago, IL: House of Blues
Jul 21 2007 -
Apple Valley, MN: Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater
July 22, 2007 -
Milwaukee, WI: Shank Hall
July 27, 2007:
Calgary, Alberta (Canada): Calgary Folk Music Festival
August 24, 2007 - New York, NY: HighLine Ballroom
October 26, 2007 -
Greensboro, NC: Guilford College

Ken Mosher will be performing in 3 upcoming shows in New York this month with The Moonlighters:
June 1st, June 22nd, and July 30th at Barbes.

May 2007:

Jimbo Mathus and his new country band, the Startlight Wranglers, will perform
every Wednesday in May and June 6th at the Gibson Lounge in Memphis

April 2007:

Tom Maxwell has posted some recent interview and performance clips on his MySpace from nTune.tv

March 2007:

Tom Maxwell will perform hist first-ever solo show at The Cave in Chapel Hill, NC on March 16th.  The show starts at 8PM and is non-smoking.  Tom will also
appear on a panel in the ASCAP Music Creator Conference in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday 4/19 at 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm.

The new Moaners CD "Blackwing Yalobusha" comes out March 6th on YepRoc records.  The CD was recorded by Jimbo Mathus.

Andrew Bird's new CD "Armchair Apocrypha" will be released on March 20th.  Order yours now!

February 2007:

Squirrel Nut Zippers February 2007 Tour

February 06, 2007 - Alexandria, VA: Birchmere
February 07, 2007 - Annapolis, MD: Ram's Head Tavern
February 08, 2007 - Chapel Hill, NC: Cat's Cradle
February 09, 2007 - Atlanta, GA: Smith's Olde Bar

Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows!  We hope you enjoyed it as much as the band did.

Line-up consisted of Jimbo Mathus, Katharine Whalen, Chris Phillips, Stu Cole, Je Widenhouse and Will Dawson.
Special guests included Gabe Pelli (violin) and Mark Simonsen (vibes) from The Old Ceremony as well as members of the Firecracker Jazz Band.
Make sure to sign up on the mailing list at the bottom of the page and add SNZ as your MySpace friend so that we can keep you updated with any future news.

Below you'll find some SquirrelNutZippers.net exclusive photos of the shows.
Click on the image for some more shots:

All photos by Joshua J. Smelser

Squirrel Nut Zippers to perform first shows since 2000
"One day early last year I was just looking out the window when it hit me," says Chris Phillips, of the Squirrel Nut Zippers. "I thought, I miss those guys, let's do some shows."
And just like that, the band that brought the world Perennial Favorites, Hot, Bedlam Ballroom, and The Inevitable are back to play their first four shows since touring behind Bedlam Ballroom in 2000. Featuring the same line up that last recorded and toured together, the Squirrel Nut Zippers – with original and founding members Katherine Whalen, Jimbo Mathus, Chris Phillips, Je Widenhouse and Stuart Cole – will be performing four shows this February.
"It feels more positive now than ever," Phillips says, as the group prepares for their East Coast dates.
Performing songs from the entire catalogue, the band still rejoices at the difficulty people have in pigeonholing their unmistakable sound. A perpetually evolving, hybrid-stew of Southern roots traditions, the Zippers were aptly tagged "'30s punk" by one critic, and have always flirted with a muse most concerned with ghosts, love gone wrong, fever-dreams, and the razor's edge of sexual desire. Centered around the beguiling vocals of Katherine Whalen and the anachronistic windup toy that is Jimbo Mathus, the Zippers promise to both charm and confound. "I always felt like we were making short movies rather than songs," Phillips says.
Since last performing together, the members have kept themselves more than busy. Katherine Whalen has released several solo albums, most recently the critical favorite Dirty Little Secret. Jimbo Mathus has also released several acclaimed solo records, all while working as musical director for legendary blues musician and Grammy winner Buddy Guy. Not to be outdone, Phillips and Cole have co-written Dancing to Morocco, a travel guide for Northern Africa based on their recent touring in the region with the Amazing Dancer Dance Troupe, while Widenhouse has performed throughout the country with numerous jazz groups.
Life is mysterious. You never know when something might appear or disappear. Take it while you can get it, because for now, it's the Squirrel Nut Zippers.

January 2007:
Two new Katharine Whalen songs "Murder of The Lawson Family" and "Not Now But In The Coming Years" are available for digital purchase through Napster and eMusic (there soundtrack has not been made available for purchase on CD yet).  These were recorded for the film "A Christmas Family Tragedy (Legends of The 1929 Lawson Family Murders: A Southern Documentary)".  You can read the movie's press release here or listen to a small clip of one of Katharine's songs in the trailer here.

December 2006:

Tom Maxwell's 3 year old son, Esten, was diagnosed with leukemia.    Esten is responding extremely well to treatements. 
A benefit was held on December 09, 2006 at The Scoreboard in Pittsboro, NC at which Maxwell/Mosher performed along with others.

More content . . . . Soon ...

In the mean time check out these Zipperific releases: 

Squirrel Nut Zippers 

Best of The Squirrel Nut Zippers

Jimbo Mathus

Old Scool Hot Wings

Tom Maxwell/Ken Mosher


Katharine Whalen

Dirty Little Secret

Andrew Bird

Armchair Apocrypha

Countdown Quartet

Sadlack's Stomp

Firecracker Jazz Band


Songs For Sixty Five Roses

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