Nipper Brothers is a Sacramento-based band that plays music from the Grateful Dead along with "Dead-friendly" material from J. J. Cale, Van Morrison, John Hiatt, Railroad Earth and many others. The focus in on delivering strong vocal harmonies with textured instrumentals in the context of good songs.
Brothers Joe and Scott Nipper have been playing music together and separately for five decades. They have appeared in countless venues across the country, and performed on numerous recording sessions, playing a wide variety of rock, blues, soul, country, jazz, folk and other musical styles. In the 1980s, Joe and Scott recorded and performed with the original music band Nipper, playing clubs in the LA area including the world-famous Troubadour. In recent years, Scott has played in the local region with such groups as JabberJaw, PUSH, and Second Time Around. Joe recently relocated to this area from Virginia where he co-founded Beggars Tomb, one of the premier Grateful Dead cover bands in the mid-Atlantic region. Together again, they are leading Nipper and the Buds, playing a wide spectrum of music with an emphasis on three and four part vocal harmony and jam-based songs.
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