"While grounded in the Celtic style of music, incorporating Celtic themes and instrumentation, the original tunes featured on their album The Sailor’s Daughter gives the genre a new, vibrant energy. Furthermore, the rest of the song selection isn’t your run of the mill traditional set list either. Simply put this album is not a collection of rehashed tunes spun in a different manner but something all together new and different." Stephen McSweeney, Celtic Music Magazine
Staggering Jack, Contemporary and Traditional Celtic Music
Staggering Jack is a Los Angeles based band with Celtic roots and a truly unique sound. With a musical tip of the hat to everything from Django to Mumford and Sons, 500 year old Scottish folk songs to original tunes and lots of stuff in between, they aim to enliven the evening and engage the sober…or otherwise.
They are Morlan Higgins on Mandolin, Bouzouki and vocals, Warren Mays on guitar and vocals, Jason Mullen on bass, Tony Stefani on percussion, Nishtan Motyka on the Viper (a 7 string instrument with the range of a cello and violin), and lead vocalist Kerry Morrigan.