WE WON AN AMERIPOLITAN AWARD!
We’re honored to receive an Ameripolitan Award! We want to thank our families, friends and fans for their endless support since we formed The Hi-Jivers in 2015! The Ameripolitan Award show weekend was filled with an enormous amount of talent and style. Thank you to Dale Watson, Celine Lee and their amazing crew for their hard work putting on this incredible event. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
"My syndicated Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour leads me to a lot of great artists around the globe. There is always a new show to produce, new albums to feature, artists to interview, festivals to work, etc. However, there are those wonderful moments when an artist cuts through all the busy routines and clutter and stops me dead in my tracks. It's even more amazing when that artist is right in your own hometown. The Hi-Jivers are one of those acts for me. The band sounds so fresh with their unique vintage blues rock & roll style. Even their cover tunes sound fresh and flow flawlessly in their set. There are very few artists that I will add in rotation without even hearing the song first to decide if I should play it, but The Hi-Jivers will always get airplay. I know it will always be THAT good. Dawna Zahn's vocals and stage presence will knock you out. I didn't live during the time of the height of folks like Etta James, Big Mama Thornton, early Ike & Tina...but seeing Dawna's commanding presence is the closest I can imagine what those times were like. The band led by Austin John's jaw dropping guitar licks as well as Hank Mile's cool and in-the-pocket bass groove continue to take things to another level. I can't wait to see what's next!"