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"Gritty yet soulful, Jason Bancroft and the Wealthy Beggars offer up working class epics that are a bit punk, a bit folk and 100% awe-inspiring" JT Habersaat, Altercation Press
“the band is about equal parts Billy Bragg and Woody Guthrie. If Americana and sing-along folk is your thing, ‘This Machine’ is a nice representation of one of Houston’s top folk-rock acts.’ This Machine’ has enough gruff to keep the punkers’ attention and plenty of folk chops to keep traditionalists happy.” MikeD at Houston Chron.com
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Joe Strummer, Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg – Jason Bancroft and the Wealthy Beggars are stuck somewhere between the folk, Americana and punk genres while creating their own modern folk sound. They have shared the stage with folk, punk, country, rock, reggae bands and even comedy acts while playing the SXSW music festival, the Houston Beer Festival, the Midland Celtic Festival, well known venues such as the Anderson Fair, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck and Continental Club, as well as pubs, clubs, coffee houses and street corners throughout the US. The summer of 2014 they toured CA, OR, WA, UT, CO, KS and OK to promote their album This Machine which they produced and self released. They also contributed a version of ‘The Man Comes Around’ to The Black Project: a Johnny Cash Tribute album.