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506 Mill St - Green Lake, WI 54941
When the spirit of virtuosic Irish musicianship crosses the Atlantic, romping barefoot through the expansive fields of bluegrass and Americana, JigJam emerges as a unique musical phenomenon. With deep roots in Irish and American folk traditions, JigJam is on a mission to reclaim the heart of these musical genres.
Their grand entrance onto the stage of Country Music's most iconic platform, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in March 2023, was met with resounding praise and a standing ovation from a capacity crowd. Legends like Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Earle, Lauren Alaina, and many others joined them on this momentous occasion. This talented ensemble, hailing from the Irish counties of Offaly and Tipperary, represents the vanguard of the new Irish wave making its mark on Americana.
Critics have hailed them as "the best Irish band in bluegrass," describing their music as "sparkling" and "infectious." JigJam has been compared to "Ireland's answer to New Grass Revival." Their journey is a musical homecoming, where the roots of bluegrass and Americana, deeply intertwined with Irish heritage and immigration, come full circle. JigJam embodies the spirit of iGrass, a genre born from the fusion of Irish and American musical traditions, and they stand as a testament to the enduring connection between the Irish and their prodigal musical son.