THE JUGGERNAUT JUG BAND
Jug Band aficionados and neophytes alike are in for a treat as Louisville, Kentucky’s, JUGGERNAUT JUG BAND delights their audience with mind-blowing musicianship and incredible harmonies. A combination vaudeville act, musical American history lesson and one very tight band, their repertoire spans popular and obscure tunes from the 1920's through 40's, traditional jug band fare, originals and even a few rock and roll classics. a sense of fun, nostalgia and great entertainment. The Juggernaut Jug Band delivers a musical concert like no other.
THE JUGGERNAUT JUG BAND, is... founder Roscoe Goose (vocals, washboard, trumpet, cans, blues harp, bells, snare and jug) Jug Band Jimmy (vocals, acoustic bass,) Greg “Frankie” Lentz (flat top guitar and resonator and vocals) and Pat ‘Slim Chance’ Lentz (guitar, vocals) While members of the band are accomplished musicians, “They don’t let virtuosity get in the way of having fun.” (Washington Post) Each performance is a challenge to the audience to have as much fun as the band. Don’t let their antics fool you though. Their exuberant music is the result of skillfully conceived arrangements and unique vocal harmonies.
About the Music
Jug Band music is an mixture of jazz, blues, swing, and ragtime music played on washboards, wash tubs and other conventional instruments, first played in the 1920’s. Louisville, KY claims to be the birthplace of Jug Music, though it was popular in many river towns along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Along with some of the great musicians and wonderful songs, there seems to be a common thread running through all the old jug bands, they were passionate about the music. It was always fun! These are the elements that are most important to the JUGGERNAUT JUG BAND. It’s why they do what they do. And why they are proud to call themselves a jug band.
THE JUGGERNAUT JUG BAND presents "Down On The Corner", an interdisciplinary program for school children grades K-8 which looks at Jug Music as a form of Traditional American Music. Through music and humor, the program explores the evolution of ragtime, blues and folk music into the popular music of today, the use of homemade and traditional instruments, and some of the more popular Jug Bands of the early 1920-30’s. THE JUGGERNAUT JUG BAND is listed with the KY Center, Artist-In-Schools Program and has performed countless educational concerts in conjunction with public performances throughout North America.
The band's members have a gorgeous sense of vocal harmony, heard perhaps best on the weird, pretty novelty waltz
Lydia, about a tattooed lady. It neatly sum up what the Juggernauts bring to the table a sense of fun, whimsy and an appreciation for the weirder things in our collective past. And it doesn't hurt that
they can totally rock out on a washtub bass.
- Palm Beach Post Friday
"Juggernaut Jug Band was a big hit. They are so friendly (probably they were immediately engulfed by the crowd.
I believe they also sold a large number of CDs which is a good indicator.
Our people enjoy performers who will talk to them and these guys were tops. We would pick them again."
Joe Cansler, President, Community Concerts, Statesville, North Carolina
The American Queen Steamship
2015 Promotional Video