Bill and the Belles with Jimbo Scott

with Jimbo Scott

All Ages
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
$18

Happy Again isn’t exactly happy. But the delightfully deadpan new album from roots mainstays
Bill and the Belles is full of life, humor, and tongue-in-cheek explorations of love and loss. Happy
Again marks a new chapter for the group by featuring all original music penned by founding
member Kris Truelsen. Over eleven tracks the group shows their knack for saying sad things
with a bit of a smirk, and tucked amongst the grief and jubilation are some jingle-worthy oddballs
for which the band is well known. The raw songcraft along with the deft production touch of
Teddy Thompson gives Happy Again an emotional punch that deepens with each listen. Bill and
the Belles is Truelsen on guitar, fiddler Kalia Yeagle, bassist Andrew Small, and banjo/banjo-uke
player Aidan VanSuetendael. They revel in the in-between: deeply engaged with the stringband
tradition and eager to stretch those influences to contemporary settings. Happy Again is the
latest chapter of that ongoing story: what happens when a stringband from East Tennessee lays
down a session at Motown. It’s a welcome evolution that feels familiar and timeless.



Have you ever been walking down the street, and suddenly heard a voice that made you walk into a venue to see whose it was? That is Jimbo Scott’s voice – a bell, magnetic and the definition of a powerhouse. A favorite of the Bay Area’s folk and Americana scene, Jimbo Scott has been entertaining audiences far and wide for more than a decade, including 2 years as a member of the famed NorCal Jamgrass band, Poor Man’s Whiskey. His solo work evokes traditions of Tennessee country and bluegrass, Oakland soul in sepia toned California landscapes and life-scapes.
Described by Tahoe Weekly as “Honest Honey-Eyed Americana”, Jimbo’s music casts reflections around the room, flashing from honest self-deprecation to cinematic retrospectives on our part in shaping our communities and accounting the consequences of our actions and inactions.  His signature baritone voice has moved many an audience including The Kate Wolf Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and the Fillmore. With Poor Man’s Whiskey announcing a hiatus at the end of 2019, Jimbo has seized on the momentum of his time with the band and invites music fans far and wide to enjoy his own contributions.