Dirdy Birdies Jug Band
Time period: Present day
Date nominated: Apr 12, 2010
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THE DIRDY BIRDIES JUG BAND
World's Most Dangerous Jug Band
Formed in the spring of 1965, on the campus of Montclair State College in New Jersey, THE DIRDY BIRDIES JUG BAND was originally intended to perform for only two appearances at the annual Spring Carnival Weekend. However, the response to the performances was so encouraging, and the members of the group found performing so enjoyable and invigorating, that they decided to continue performing throughout their college years and beyond.
For the next seven years, THE DIRDY BIRDIES JUG BAND increased their repertoire, sharpened their stage performance, and expanded their circle of performing venues to include many of the more prestigious folk clubs in Greenwich Village, NY: Gerde's Folk City; The Bitter End; The Village Barn; The Red Garter; and The Cafe Wha?
In addition, THE DIRDY BIRDIES JUG BAND also performed at many colleges in the area, including Seton Hall, Trenton State, SUNY- Farmingdale, University of Delaware, Centenary, Hofstra, Jersey City State and NYU, both in concert and coffee house venues. During this period, the band opened for such name acts as The Blues Magoos, The Royal Guardsmen, The Union Gap, Josh White, Jr., John Hammond, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee.
They continue to perform today.
visit them at http://www.birdies.org
Jug Band Hall of Fame
Sponsored by Arlo Leach and the National Jug Band Jubilee
Inspired by The Amazing Mister
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