Jason Bancroft and the Wealthy Beggars / Bio

"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

"Americana meets folky wanderer that has that Chuck Ragan kind of vibe, and they're known to put on a pretty great live show" David Garrick, Free Press Houston

In 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.
August 28, 2015 they released their sophomore album Home.
"With a Woody Guthrie working-man’s mentality, Jason Bancroft and the Wealthy Beggars have carved a nice little place for themselves in the Texas folk scene the past few years. With the band’s new record “Home,” there’s less of the gruff-growl Chuck Ragan vocal styling, and a more of Bruce Springsteen sound from the mouth of Jason Bancroft." Mike Damante, HoustonChron.com

General Info

Band Members
Jason Bancroft - Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica, Travis Smith - Mandolin/Guitar, Matteo Garret - Bass, James Grant - Accordion
Artist Name
Jason Bancroft and the Wealthy Beggars
Profile Page
Folk / Americana / Indie

Contact Info

Houston, TX

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