Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches original
"I Wish The World Knew Why" new DUO version audio from unreleased 2018 "Get Us Out Of Fearland" album
NYC based Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches is explosive! Fusing world rhythms with folk, country, roots, music of New Orleans, 1920s, and originals. Band members have played with the likes of Paul McCartney as well as performed on ABC's Good Morning America, NERFA Semi-formalist (2017), WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Blue Plate Special, IsIs (Asheville, 8-16-18), Extended Play Sessions (The Alt. Root), Relix featured videos, Kansas City Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International 2017 and appeared in moves such as Mona Lisa Smile, Away We Go and Disney's Enchanted.
#5 Artist, #6 Album, #7 Song on International Folk Radio Sept. 2016
David Amram testimonial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgpgl...
"Fresh and vital" Classical Arts
"...it's unlike anything most listeners will find elsewhere."
San Diego Troubadour
"Americana music at its purest and most impressive" No Depression
“Unfailingly high-spirited." LONDON TIMES
“Nick Russo has worked with artists all over the jazz spectrum. His latest release brings a decidedly unorthodox approach.”DOWNBEAT ⋆⋆⋆⋆
"It underscores, too, how sounds from another time can be renewed and re-imagined, by creative minds and right hands, in the present moment. Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are ridiculously fun." Rambles.
Our original ""I Wish The World Knew Why"" (by Betina Hershey Russo)
Betina Hershey Russo, lead voice/guitar/composer
Nick Russo, producer, resonator
videographer, Sergio Carrasco
video editor, Sara Pettinella (little comb productions)
engineer, Len Monachello. mastering, Mark Dann
recorded at Soundtronics, NYC