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Get to Know Silopanna Artist: Jimmie’s Chicken Shack

And the Get to Know Series continues! This time we are featuring Silopanna Music Festival Artist, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack. Jimi HaHa of Jimmies Chicken Shack answers questions regarding the band’s background, his favorite Rams Head venues, Annapolis, and Silopanna! We found his answers surprising, interesting, and exciting and hope you enjoy learning more about Jimi and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack just as much as we did! Where are you from? Annapolis What’s the story behind your band name? It was a blues joint in Harlem that Malcom X used to deal drugs out of when he was known as Red. Charlie Parker and Redd Foxx worked in the kitchen. What do you enjoy most about performing live for fans? All of the hundred dollar bills people throw on stage. Which Rams Head venue is your favorite and why? Live because we… Read More >

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Interview: Jimmies Chicken Shack: “Bring Your Own Stereo Turns 15”

Jimmies Chicken Shack will celebrate the 15th anniversary of “Bring Your Own Stereo,” which featured the smash hit “Do Right,” this Friday at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. The band will invite the BYOS lineup to take part in the show, playing the album in its entirety as well as songs for the rest of the JCS catalog. Band founder and lead singer Jimi Haha took a couple of minutes to reflect on the recording of  “Bring Your Own Stereo,” and the time around the release of the album. What is the biggest difference between 2013 Jimi and 1999 Jimi, as far as perspective, etc.? As far as perspective, I am larger. Oh and my knees hurt. I imagine it has something to do with being larger. Being signed to Elton John’s label at the time, was there a lot… Read More >

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Guest Blogger: Jimi Haha of Jimmies Chicken Shack

This Friday Jan. 11, 2013 Jimmie’s Chicken Shack is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary by playing a show at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore. It all makes perfect sense that we are doing this at Rams Head and in Baltimore. When the band started, I was living in a walk-in closet that I rented for $100 month in a house on West Hamilton Alley between Maryland Ave. and Park Ave. Jim Mcd and I started by writing some acoustic tunes while DJ Sun honed his skills at all hours of the night. Eventually I moved back to Annapolis where I rented a porch in Bay Ridge. 3 out of the 4 original JCS line up worked at the original Rams Head on West Street in Annapolis. They had no venue at that time, just the basement bar, the tea room and the patio.… Read More >

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