Bushwalla + Miles Zuniga (of Fastball) + Jim Boggia – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – September 29th, 2014

Bushwalla + Miles Zuniga (of Fastball) + Jim Boggia

Bushwalla + Miles Zuniga (of Fastball) + Jim Boggia

Monday September 29, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

Singer, song-juggler, and self-proclaimed "Original Gangster of Cleveland", Bushwalla represents the assorted talents of Billy Galewood.

Bushwalla began performing in musical theater at the early age of nine. At 18 he was studying theater at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City, supporting himself as a street performer by incorporating such feats as juggling, magic, face-balancing, and fire-breathing. Today, Bushwalla's sound has evolved into a unique blend of acoustic hip-hop, folk, and funk with a soul deeply rooted in authenticity and optimism.

A songwriter, collaborator and free-styler, Bushwalla co-wrote Jason Mraz's debut platinum album, Waiting For My Rocket to Come and sophomore release Mr. A-Z. Recently, his songs have been featured on hit television shows such as Weeds, Revenge, Fuel TV, E!s The Daily 10 and the Rachel Ray Show. Bushwalla co-wrote the title track to the breakout film New York Minute and, in 2012, his song "Mayhem is Beautiful" will be featured in the film 10 Year, starring Rosario Dawson and Channing Tatum.

Bushwalla has produced two full-length albums and two EPs. Ghetto Blaster, his debut release was produced by Spooner Oldham and Old Street. Bushwalla's first co-produced EP. His full length albums include Autodidactical Freestyle & Radical (2008) featuring Jason Mraz and The Man Who Invented The Sky (2010) which features Pigeon John, Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club, Teenie Hodges, Spooner Oldham.

Bushwalla's albums have accumulated worldwide sales to fan bases in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada, Eastern and Western Europe, and South America.

Bushwalla has 12 years of national and international touring experience with the likes of Jason Mraz, G. Love & Special Sauce and K'Naan. Bushwalla has won over audiences in countries such as Australia, Canada, Singapore, France, England, Holland, Denmark, and Scotland to name a few. He has performed at historic venues including: Red Rocks, The Greek, The Hollywood Bowl, Sheppards Bush Empire, The Enterprise, Corn Exchange, Komedia, Paradiso, House of Blues (LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Cleveland), Eagles Ballroom, The Metro, World Cafe, Fillmore, Highline Ballroom, CBGBs, Avalon, Henry Fonda theater, and The Troubadour.

Bushwalla currently lives in Southern California and has just completed a self produced covers EP called Uncovered.
Miles Zuniga (of Fastball)
Miles Zuniga (of Fastball)
Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Miles Zuniga enjoyed a fling with fame in the 1990s as a member of the band Fastball before dividing his time between several bands and a solo career. Zuniga was born in Laredo, Texas on September 10, 1966.

Years later, he relocated to Austin, Texas in hopes of making a name for himself on the city's music scene, and for several years he played in a variety of bands, including a combo called Big Car. In 1994, Zuniga and Big Car drummer Joe Shuffield launched a new group with singer, bassist, and keyboardist Tony Scalzo; the band went through a variety of names before deciding on "Magneto USA", and they developed a loyal following in Austin that led to a journalist referring them to an A&R executive at Hollywood Records, who signed them to a record deal. Before cutting their first album, "Magneto USA" changed their name to Fastball (the title was borrowed from a baseball-themed porn movie), and while the group's 1996 debut album, Make Your Mama Proud, was a commercial disappointment, Fastball's second album, All the Pain Money Can Buy, became a hit on the strength of the hit singles "The Way" and "Out of My Head," and earned the trio a platinum record. Plenty of touring followed, as did a pair of Grammy nominations, but Fastball's third album, 2000's The Harsh Light of Day, was a commercial disappointment despite strong reviews. Fastball parted ways with Hollywood Records after the release of the compilation Painting the Corners: The Best of Fastball, and their next album, 2004's Keep Your Wig On, was issued by Rykodisc. After touring behind Keep Your Wig On, Fastball went on hiatus; Zuniga focused on songwriting, collaborating with members of the Dandy Warhols and Spoon, as well as composing material on his own, and he formed a band with occasional Fastball collaborator Jeff Groves called the Small Stars. A tongue-in-cheek lounge rock outfit Zuniga described as a cross between Mott the Hoople and Frank Sinatra, the Small Stars grew from a jokey once-a-week live act (with Zuniga taking the stage name "Guy Fantasy") into a proper band that recorded two albums, 2005's The Small Stars and 2007's Tijuana Dreams. In 2008, Fastball re-formed and began work on a new album; Little White Lies was released in the spring of 2009, and the band toured heavily in support. After returning to Austin, Zuniga launched another side project, the Resentments, with talented local players John Chipman, Bruce Hughes, and Jud Newcomb. Playing Austin's Saxon Pub every Sunday night, Zuniga used the Resentments shows as a showcase to fine-tune new songs; after going through a painful divorce, he began writing a cycle of songs about a failing relationship, and the new tunes grew into his first solo album, These Ghosts Have Bones. Raising the recording budget through a Kickstarter campaign, Zuniga released These Ghosts Have Bones (which he described as "a record/therapy session") in the fall of 2011, with Chipman and Hughes of the Resentments anchoring the backing band.
Jim Boggia
Jim Boggia
Bruce Off Broadway is Jim Boggia's loving tribute to the Bruce Springsteen songbook, performed on ukulele.

Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries for over 20 years with his uncompromising devotion to emotionally direct songcraft. He has released three acclaimed studio albums, collaborated with a startling array of artists — including Joan Osborne, Aimee Mann, Juliana Hatfield, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Bernadette Peters, and NRBQ’s Big Al Anderson — and frequent performances with preeminent Beatles tribute band, the Fab Faux, and 18-piece collective Mad Dogs & Dominos, bringing to stage the music of Delaney And Bonnie, Derek And The Dominos, Joe Cocker, solo George Harrison, Leon Russell and their creative roots

Along the way, he got a ukulele and he learned how to make it talk. And once he got it talking, he got to finding ingenious ways of using those four little strings to play some of the most complex rock arrangements with all the grace and power of the originals.

Inspired by the response Boggia has received from his ukulele version of "Thunder Road," he has crafted uke arrangements of other Springsteen classics to present in this unique night of music.

SOLD OUT NYC and Asbury Park Shows!

Glowing reviews from #1 Springsteen community and news site, Backstreets.com
Featured on SiriusXM's Live From E Street Nation, hosted by Dave Marsh and Jim Rotolo... Live on-air performance and interview. Songs still spinning on the channel.
"10th Avenue Freezeout" spinning on SiriusXM

Great Press!

"Jim Boggia is The Boss of the ukulele" - Jay Lustig, NJ Arts
"He got a ukulele, and he’s made it talk." - Asbury Park Press
"Jim's one clever, funny dude and this show has plenty of laughs for sure, but he's also a very talented musician who can be deadly serious when the music calls for it." - Backstreets
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180