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Jitterbug Vipers / Press

“It would be easy for them to write songs about modern problems in this old-timey framework, but Jitterbug Vipers forgo such foolishness and play it cool.”

“Instrumentally, the Jitterbug Vipers sound vintage, fusing swing jazz styles from the 1930s and ‘40s, but their contemporary lyrics blur boundaries...The band’s visual authenticity and original music allows them to wave that ethereal “Keep Austin Weird” flag.”

“The four piece’s distinct variety of this smoking intoxicant is known as “swingadelic” for its panoramic aesthetic sprawl. Fusing an authentic command of every era of American roots music with wry wordplay and freewheeling hippie ethos, the Jitterbug Vipers energize and vibrantly reimagine a movement in music long shackled in by nostalgia and overly reverent revivalism.”

"The local quartet’s one of the funnest and best bands you can catch around Austin."

““You are such a fine player, Slim. A Great. (I don't think I've ever shared that.)””

Kat Edmonson

“The Jitterbug Vipers - WINNER -Best Lindy Band 2008 - 2009”

Austin Swing Syndicate

““Slim Richey is the Pleni-Potentate of Jazz guitar...watching his hands to try and understand what he’s doing is like watching a waterfall to try and understand water.””

Jon Dee Graham

“One minute the Vipers transport you to another time, a smoky jazz club or gin joint. The next, they’re all tom-toms and energy, reminding you that punk is an idea that knows no genre or era. In the band’s own words, the Jitterbug Vipers are “swingadelic” and when the group plays, somehow, somewhere, Jerry Garcia hands Count Basie a joint and says, “Now that’s what I’m talking about.””