Jasper Coal was founded by Matt Parrish and Nate Tucker on St Patrick’s Day in 2004 at Bailey’s Pub on Birmingham’s Southside. Originally called The Immigrants, Matt and Nate performed around town along with musicians Mark Richards and upright bassist Brent Stauffer around St Patrick’s Day to earn drinking money. They performed their first show at the Red Horse Tavern (now The J. Clyde) singing sea shanties and other Irish drinking songs.
The band takes its name from the song "Jasper Coal"
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