[Dixielandjazz] NOT 'Knockin' A Jug'

David Richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Sat Jul 24 14:49:24 PDT 2004

I play a lot of jug band songs on my radio show - even did a 4 hour 
special on the whole JB history  a while back.

There was a Jug Band at Sacramento a few years ago, from Kentucky, I 
think.  Maybe the Juggernaut JB? They put on a pretty good show - maybe 
a bit too slick for some people's tastes...   

The Jim Queskin Jug Band  still gets together every once in a while for 
shows in California - their style is not quite "Trad Jug" but they do a 
lot of songs from the early days. There does not seem to be a web site 
for them. Another jug band that gets together a lot is the Christmas 
Jug Band http://www.globerecords.com/cjb/index.shtml

A web search for "Jug Band"  turns up a lot more info on current bands 
around the world.

Somewhat under the radar is the "Atonal Optimist Jug Band" of Palo Alto 
- I play jug and tuba with this group...

Dave Richoux
On Jul 24, 2004, at 2:10 PM, Robert Smith wrote:

> I was wondering if there are still any jug bands in OKOM. There are a 
> staggering number of bands in the world playing OKOM that I'm 
> surprised that I never seem to hear any jug bands.
> When I thik of the wonderful music played by the likes of the Memphis 
> Jug Band, Cannon's Jug Stompers, the Dixieland Jug Blowers, the 
> Birmingham Jug Band, Clifford's Jug Stompers, and a whole host of 
> others, it surprises me that this is one of the branches that seems to 
> have withered and died.
> All this talk of bass/tuba solos and yet there are some fine jug solos 
> - most of them short breaks, and some really solid bass lines backing 
> the bands.
> Cheers
> Bob

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