What do a bunch of beach boys (and gal) know about hillbilly music? Brackish Water Jamboree named their roots-music free-for-all after the swampy confluence from which they hail: Tidewater, Virginia. But in the first few years since their formation, they've experienced some success extending beyond their hometown, including regular performances at iconic roots venue The Floyd Country Store on Virginia's "heritage music trail" and an invitation to perform Knoxville's historic WDVX Blue Plate Special. They've been invited to share the stage with roots greats such as Grammy award-winning Seldom Scene, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Hackensaw Boys, and more. The band won a coveted Veer Music Award in 2017 for "Best Americana Band" and their full-length, self-titled debut album (co-produced by Mark Padgett right here in Chesapeake) reached the top 40 of iTunes' "New Country Music" chart the month of its release (February 2016). Brackish Water Jamboree is so passionate about sharing this genre of music that they have founded and organized their own free roots music festival right here in Hampton Roads called the NorFOLK Festival. The 2016 inaugural event boasted a headlining performance from Grammy-winner Dom Flemons (founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) and 13 Virginia-based roots bands on 2 stages. The highly anticipated 2nd annual NorFOLK Festival will take place August 12th and will feature a headlining performance by Hackensaw Boys.