The Jake Leg Jug Band
Time period: Present day
Date nominated: Sep 27, 2014
Average rating: 3.98
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The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption.
Signed to one of the UK's most prestigious Jazz labels â??Lake Recordsâ?? they record their albums as part of the 'Vintage Recording Project' essentially recording all live around ribbon microphones, as it would have been back in the 1930â??s. Three albums released in the last three years; â??Cotton Mouthâ??, â??Next Stop!â?? and their latest offering â??Everythinâ??s Jakeâ?? have all met with rave reviews;
"A masterpiece of nostalgic music. The band display real virtuosity and create a wonderful sound that will be hard for any other band to repeat"
Folk North West
"A wonderful album. Expert musicianship and superb arrangements"
"Instrumental virtuosity. Very enjoyable, very listenable"
Blues & Rhythm
"Good time music from a good-time group"
The Jazz Rag
The line up is: Duncan Wilcox (Vocals & Double Bass), Esther Brennan (Vocals, Washboard & Ukulele), Neil Hulse (Vocals & Guitar), Toby Wilson (Vocals, Banjo & Dobro), Mike Pembroke (Trombone)
Jug Band Hall of Fame
Sponsored by Arlo Leach and the National Jug Band Jubilee
Inspired by The Amazing Mister
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