WINNER OF THE 2022 PICKIN IN THE PINES BLUEGRASS & ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Cross-Eyed Possum is an award winning, nationally touring, and identical twin led Newgrass/Americana band playing festivals and events such as Pickin’ in The Pines 2023 and the 40th Annual Huck Finn Jubilee. They feature vocal harmonies like Crosby Stills and Nash, display the technical proficiency of a band like The Punch Brothers, and write original music inspired by such groups and also by their dedication to jazz and classical music while attending universities. The band is currently celebrating their second studio album “Out On My Own” which was released in July 2023.
Booker Contact: Jonah Howard
Jason Howard (upright bass & lead vocals), Jonah Howard (guitar & backing vocals), and Keenan Hammack (mandolin & backing vocals) banded together and won 1st place in the 2022 Pickin’ In The Pines Band Contest.
The group performs mostly original music written by the brothers Howard that was inspired by a mix of the wide genres of music they grew up with (Americana,
Rock n Roll, Bluegrass, Folk), their Jazz and Classical university experiences, and their stories of life on the road.
Cross-Eyed Possum has performed at the Pure Imagination Festival in Prescott, Arizona and the Ogden Music Festival in Ogden, Utah. They were pleased to share the bills with Fantastic Negrito, Katie Pruitt, Rising Appalachia, Sierra Hull, and Dawes. The group has performed at The Elks Theater as well as toured the Pacific Northwest, Tennessee, New Orleans, Texas, and Colorado in their van and they have a YouTube channel that shares these adventures, VanLifeBandLife.
Testimonials and Interviews
“this trio touches heart and soul with their outstanding harmonies and professional music cohesion. The standing ovation attested to the audience’s love for this amazing band” - Andrea Ramey (Daily Courier, Local Bands Keep ‘em dancing at Elks Theater)
“Raves for the Cross-Eyed Possum album release show at The Federal. With their instrumental and vocal talents, this is the Prescott band that has a chance of going national. Nice job, guys!” - Daily Courier