The Mississippi Flapjacks

The Mississippi Flapjacks

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Strap yourself in for a ride that will have you looking for new pants by the end of the evening. From psychadelic rock to funk to fusion newgrass, the Mississippi Flapjacks will take you on a journey through time and space!

Biography

This is not your average jamband grinding out poor covers of genius artists. Though jambands are becoming a dime a dozen, after one listen of the Mississippi Flapjacks, you’ll see what makes them a cut above the rest. This band takes the ingenuity of others and recreates it as their own. Like a great cuisine dish that is unique in its own right, yet has hints of familiar flavors, listening is a delicacy to be savored, leaving you craving more.

As everyone knows, getting 4 people to agree on where to go out is a nearly impossible feat. So how do 4 extremely talented individuals agree on anything without compromising their own ingenuity? The mystery is yet to be solved, but somehow the Mississippi Flapjacks achieve a sound that comes out clean as if it were purely natural for these boys to put it together. With ultimate control, they create a sound that at times seems as if the chaos is about to spin into an uncontrollable vortex, but with the precision of a machine, the sound is snapped back into smooth measured beats. The listener can find hints of everything from classic rock, bluegrass, ragtime, heavy metal, and classical to pure jam-style funk. To classify this band to any particular genre would be to stifle its complexity. Their talent to switch styles with such ease and grace speaks miles of how far this band will go in the world of music.

The Mississippi Flapjacks are a must-see for any music lover. The talent and complexity of their music will leave no one in the crowd disappointed. Playing a wide variety of locations ranging from their home state of Missouri to far beyond its borders, this band is sure to be hitting a venue near you. Can’t wait? Check them out on the web at www.MississippiFlapjacks.com.

Lyrics

Ode to the Don

Written By: Pete Rodenberg

V1:

Won't you listen to a story 'bout a cat named Don
Oh let me tell it to you
You wouldn't believe it if you had seen it
But I assure you it's true
Donnie was a boy with a face that could glow
And man could it really shine
Donnie shot a napkin across the room
You know the cup he hit was mine
So I stood up, gave him five
That's when I looked over to see
A slow clap was given at the perfect time
And thanks to the Brownie
Now that's our story 'bout a cat named Don
And his unforgettable shot
You wouldn't believe it if you had seen it
And it never would've happened to Scott
Never would've happened to Scott
Never would've happened to Scott

Bridge:

The room got quiet
Everyone looked upon the Don
The word soon spread
And the people
The people saw Red

Oh Donnie, Donnie, Donnie

V2:

Since his journey everything has changed
And Scott would never be the same
He's now become the king of Don
And forever he shall reign
That was our story 'bout a cat named Don
And his unforgettable shot
You wouldn't believe it if you had seen it
And it never would've happened to Scott
Never would've happened to Scott
Never would've happened to Scott

Discography

Most live shows played are available for free download at www.archive.org, or follow the direct link from our website.

~ MFJ Live ~ A live compilation produced by the band - Free and available for mailing upon request.

Set List

On a solo night, we will play 2 aprox. 60 - 90 minute sets, while we have been known to play for as long as 2 1/2 hours in a set as well. When sharing the stage, we will play one 60 - 90 minute set. While covers do appear in our setlists, they are constantly changing and are few and far between.