Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players are an acoustic trio from Stockton, California. These gentlemen effortlessly blend Americana, Bluegrass, Soul, and Old Time Music to create a unique, fresh, and energetic sound. It is obvious from the moment this group takes the stage that they are ready to have a good time. They have been featured on the same bill with such notable acts as Old Crow Medicine Show, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, and Vince Gill just to name a few.
In July of 2006, after hearing John Hartford’s Mark Twang album, singer-songwriter, Snap Jackson walked into a music store in Stockton, California and purchased his first banjo. He has been obsessing over it ever since. In addition to both Scruggs style and clawhammer banjo, Snap also plays the ukulele, mountain dulcimer, and the harmonica. In recognition of his efforts, Snap was nominated in 2010 for the Northern California Banjo Player of the Year award and in 2011 he received an endorsement deal with the Deering Banjo Company. When he is not on the road fronting his band, Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players, he can be found at home playing his banjo or sleeping. Some of Snap’s major influences include: Nina Simone, The Stanley Brothers, Jerry Garcia, John Hartford, Bill Withers, Earl Scruggs, Stevie Wonder, and Townes Van Zandt.
Vocalist and Sitar extraordinaire, Leisel Haldane, will mesmerize you in the opening act with her transcending music.