Monday, 18 February 2013

Featured Artist: The Jake Leg Jug Band

                                 The Jake Leg Jug Band
Playing a wealth of music from the 1920's and 30's, incorporating a heady mix of Country Blues, Ragtime, Vaudeville, Jug and Gospel, The Jake Leg Jug Band take you back in time with songs inspired during the American prohibition, using a mix of instruments true to the period to bring you songs about easy riders, bootleg liquor and trying to stay out of the jailhouse!
The band features Duncan Wilcox (Vocals & Double Bass & Kazoo) formerly of 'The Queensberry Rules', Esther Brennan (Vocals & Washboard) from The Boat Band, Neil Hulse (Vocals & Guitar) ex Boneshaker, from Bluegrass band 'The Slippery Hill Boys', Andy Anderson (Vocals & Banjo) and regular session man Purcy Harmonica (Vocals, Harmonica & Ukulele).
Following the release of the band's debut album 'Cottonmouth' on both CD and 10" vinyl format, the band continue their live shows and are quickly growing their reputation as a lively, feel-good band.
Expect interpretations of music from more obscure and often curiously named artists of the era including Cannon's Jug Stompers, Mississippi Sheiks and Washboard Sam.

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