Deep Fried Pickle Project
The Deep Fried Pickles are a delectable musical treat. They pride themselves on making jug-a-billy music that would make Hee-Haw’s Grandpa Jones shake, rattle and roll over in his grave. Founded in 2000 as a jug band, ‘DFPP’ now mixes other American roots forms into the breading batter as well. Bluegrass, Folk, Rockabilly, Blues and Honky-Tonk tunes pepper their set lists. The musical phenomenon’s performances include hillbilly-style punk-rock covers and rollicking original tunes. What sets the Pickles apart as a band is the fact that they can play kids shows, adult shows and then host a “KinderMusic ” kids instrument building workshop all in the same day. Their flexibility and devotion to music education have made them a popular act to book at festivals. The band involves the whole family in constructing homemade instruments from recycleable materials. The band also teaches kids how to play the instruments. On many occasions, children have joined the DFPP onstage to jam along, much to parents’ delight. The Pickles also lead a colorful “Magical Music Parade” of children through the festival grounds, and this is a highlight of many a festival.