As a young perspiring musician in the early 70's, I heard these guys do a show in my high school. It looked like fun to me, so a bugged them for a long time and they let me sit in and the rest is hist...
The Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass Jug-Band.com
Time period: Present day
Date nominated: May 11, 2010
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A.K.A. - Son of the Original Synthetic Hickey Goodtime Rinky Dink Jugband Inc. - Urban Swampgrass.
The Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass Jug Band.com actually began many years ago. Rumor has it, that the boys got together for a high school talent show, since at that time no one could play any real instruments, kazoos, jugs, washtub bass, and other household implements were used. The Jug Band was an instant hit and it was decided that it would be a good idea to learn to play some real instruments, so they did.
Over the years the group has had many names (ask Jim, the bass player for proper chronology). During the late 1970's and early 1980's the band played all over the New York metro area. They played with Vassar Clements,Jay Unger, Del McCoury and many others.
The band can be found at http://www.jug-band.com
Jug Band Hall of Fame
Sponsored by Arlo Leach and the National Jug Band Jubilee
Inspired by The Amazing Mister
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