This article was originally published on Bainbridge Island Review on Aug. 20
Old and new.
Silly and sincere.
Raucous and academic.
The sonic stylings of Atlanta-based ragtime/Dixieland/Gypsy jazz artist Blair Crimmins and his band The Hookers straddles a line that’s hard to define but a lot of fun to dance across.
Four years and some 500 hundred shows after going pro, Crimmins has toured the country playing venues large and small, and has opened for acts such as Mumford & Sons and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Crimmins (vocals, tenor banjo, guitar) and The Hookers — Drew Lloyd (bass), Colin Agnew (drums), Taylor Kennedy (sax/clarinet), Ryan Moser (trumpet) and Daniel Wytanis (Trombone) — will bring their act to Lynwood’s central stage at the Treehouse Café at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30.