Jake Xerxes Fussell 2023 NMF Sycamore Sessions

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – Jake Xerxes Fussell is known for his authentic approach to traditional Southern folk songs. He captivated an inquisitive Saturday evening crowd at the 2023 Nelsonville Music Festival.

1. Jump for Joy (Duke Ellington cover) (What in the Natural World) – 0:26
2. Push Boat (traditional) (Jake Xerxes Fussell) – 5:35
3. Jubilee (traditional) (Out of Sight) – 11:40
4. Raggy Levy  (traditional) (Jake Xerxes Fussell) – 15:55
5. Donkey Riding (traditional) – 21:35
6. Breast of Glass (traditional) (Good and Green Again) – 26:03
7. The River St. John (traditional) (Out of Sight) – 31:55
8. Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing on a Sweet Potato Vine?  (traditional) (What in the Natural World) – 36:08
The Sycamore Sessions are presented by the Nelsonville Music Festival in collaboration with WOUB Public Media and the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication’s School of Media Arts and Studies. The performances were recorded and produced by Media Arts and Studies students under the supervision of Host and Director Josh Antonuccio and Associate Producers – Director of Photography Andie Walla (Media Arts and Studies Associate Professor of Instruction), Audio Supervisor Adam Rich (WOUB), and WOUB’s Arts and Culture Editor Emily Votaw. All performances took place during the 2023 Nelsonville Music Festival, which is a production of Stuart’s Opera House.



  1. Jump for Joy (Duke Ellington)
  2. Push Boat (Traditional – “Jake Xerxes Fussell”)
  3. Jubilee (Traditional- “Out of Signt”)
  4. Raggy Levy (Traditional – “Jake Xerxes Fussell”)
  5. Donkey Riding (Traditional)
  6. Breast of Glass (Traditional – “Good and Green Again”)
  7. The River St. John (Traditional– “Out of Sight”)
  8. Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing on a Sweet Potato Vine? (Traditional- “Whatin the Natural World”)