Together with his function in the Squirrel Nut Zippers, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jim Mathus pursued tasks beyond the group (frequently less than slightly different titles, including James Mathus, Jas Mathus, Jimbo “Hambone” Mathus, and Jimbo Mathus), showing up about collaborator Andrew Bird’s albums Thrills and Plate of Open fire. In 1997, Mathus, Zippers bassist Stu Cole, maker Mike Napolitano, and pianist Greg Bell shaped the Knockdown Culture and released Play Tracks for Rosetta, a assortment of bluesman Charley Patton’s tracks that benefited his girl Rosetta and her family members. His music got another submit late 2001 using the launch of Country wide Antiseptic, this time around offering tribute towards the electrical juke joint swamp rock and roll from the Deep South. Mathus adopted up with the likewise bluesy and eclectic Prevent and Allow Devil Trip in 2003, and 2 yrs later on Knockdown South was released. Mathus made a decision to go back to the acoustic origins of Mississippi blues and nation with Aged Scool Sizzling Wings, which arrived in 2006. Also showing up in 2006, this time around beneath the name Jimbo Mathus, was the recording Jimmy a child, released by Artemis Information. Mathus trapped with the Jimbo moniker for his 2011 full-length Confederate Buddha. Blue Light, a six-song single vinyl EP, found its way to 2012, accompanied by the full-length White colored Buffalo in 2013, that was related to Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition, an organization that included guitarist Matt Pierce, bassist Terrence Bishop, keyboardist Eric Carlton, and drummer Ryan Rogers.