The Spillit Quikkers

The Spillit Quikkers


“Good tunes for good times!” This is the essence of the Spillit Quikkers, Sacramento’s one and only bona fide, new-fangled, old-time, string band! Peace and chicken grease


As a string band, they tend to stagger and swerve with reckless abandon to the left and right of traditional American music; their influences are as varied as their instrumentation. Steven & Jimbo have been pickin' and grinnin' together since 1997; Jenny came on board in 2004 and Jack rounded things out in the summer of 2005. Since then, they've been entertaining folks with their brand of string band songs played with a distinctly Californian swagger.

At any given performance, you'll hear some of those good ol' familiar tunes, a pinch of bluegrass, a smattering of songs from days gone by, a dollop of down-home wholesome goodness, as well as get to see them engage in principally diverse musical misadventures, shenanigans, various hi-jinks, and numerous other feats of DERRING-DO!!!

Not only do they play breakdowns and hoe downs, but they manage to throw in original numbers, songs from different genres, and tunes from around the world. Performing as a four-piece combo since the summer of 2005, these high-flying musical roustabouts are sure to entertain you with this, their debut recording entitled “New Fangled Old Time Music from Northern California.”

Some of their influences include, but are not limited to:

-Gid Tanner & the Skillet Likkers
-Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers
-Uncle Dave Macon
-Johnny Cash
-R. Crumb & the Cheap Suit Serenaders
-Matt Kinman and the Old Time Serenaders
-The Holy Modal Rounders
-Hank Williams
-Hawks & Eagles
-Bill Monroe
-The Clash
-The Dillards
-Riley Puckett
-Woody Guthrie
-Earl Johnson & His Clodhoppers
-The Dickel Brothers
-The Hot Club of France
-Good Ol' Persons Band
-The Ramones
-The Pogues
-Carter Family
-Old & In the Way
-Willie Nelson
-Highwoods String Band
-The Old Virginia Fiddlers
-The Tenneva Ramblers
-homebrewed beer. :-)


The Spillit Quikkers- New Fangled Oldtime Stringband Music From Northern California.

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Set List

Typical set is 50 minutes long; we have different set lists for different occasions. We have over 50 songs in our current repertoire, and there are many others waiting in the wings. A typical set list may look something like this: Backbones and Spareribs/Mississippi Sawyer, Way Downtown, Cindy, Skillet Likker Breakdown, Hestiation Blues, The Gal I Left Behind Me, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Down Yonder, Jesusita in Chihuahua, Minor Swing, Ragtime Annie, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Tell It to Me, My Gal, Soldier's Joy, The Chicken Reel, Sail Away Ladies.