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Bombastic yet brilliant, these boys from New England exude a genuine musical authenticity and mirth on stages up and down the East Coast. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England's localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences. Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation including- zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, a variety of tribal percussion, and a myriad of string instrumentation.
With rich harmonies and musical versatility PJN brings a unique brand of infectious energy and stage banter to every stage they grace. At times putting on a show that borders on brotherly bickering these boys specialize on bringing the audience into their world, songs, and stories. "They raise the roof. Like Moxy Fruvous and Great Big Sea they are a band that makes me feel good no matter what. They radiate positive vibes. Their new songs are moving in a new direction; they are growing as artists as we watch."
- Gordon Nash, Wise Madness (Nov 16, 2011)
The band's new album "Red Ducks" serves as a serenade to their roots in the Folk scene with unique approaches to covering songs from the bands local friends and some of their musical icons. The record is currently in the top 10 Roots Music Chart earning praise both domestically and internationally. "Pesky J Nixon's Red Ducks is a very, very good selection of covers. Beautiful vocals and arrangements make this album a delicious moment ...it is delicate, made with a good taste , really interesting" - Mike Penard, ISA Radio(Jun 15, 2012)
Released in 2010, the band's first studio album, Monkey Business & Mislaid Hopes, was consistently listed among the top records in the industry. Darius Rips, from the folk publication Oliver di Place describes the album as "...songs of partings, taken with the best possible grace". Kerrville New Folk Winner RJ Cowdery says of the band "Sweet Jesus! You guys can play on. Want to hear me some more PJN!"