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Show 991 and 992 – TWO SHOWS

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Show 991  Jug Band Celebration

Please note the early start time of 6:30.

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JUG BANDSgot their name from using instruments that were either homemade or household items such as a jug. Beginnings in the South in the 19th century, with origins in Louisville, KY, they were made up predominately of African-American musicians and were in their heyday from the 1890s to the Great Depression. Playing a mixture of blues, ragtime, and jazz, jug bands were some of the first musicians to record and a key contributor to the evolution of blues and early rock and roll. The folk revival in the 60’s launched a second wave of jug-band music and it continues to exist and evolve today. On this WoodSongs broadcast, we’ll be celebrating the music and history of jug bands with musicians from across the country.
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JIM KWESKIN is a folk music legend and founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band which successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for their good-humored performances. Their imitators were legion, including The Grateful Dead, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Lovin’ Spoonful and more. These days Jim is best known as a singer and bandleader, but he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival. https://www.jimkweskin.com/
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JERRON "BLIND BOY” PAXTONfrom NYC, his sound is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and "Blind” Lemon Jefferson. According to The Wall Street Journal, Paxton is "virtually the only music-maker of his generation—playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implements—to fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and ‘30s.”  https://www.blindboypaxton.net/
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THE STEEL CITY JUG SLAMMERSmade a name for themselves in Birmingham, AL with a new album, extensive touring and the band’s recent induction into the Jug Band Hall of Fame. https://www.steelcityjugslammers.com/
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Show 992 Celebration of the Ukulele

 
From it’s humble origins in Hawaii to becoming a worldwide phenomenon, the ukulele is having a global revival thanks to artists like Jake Shimabukuro, Emi Sunshine and more. It was a favorite instrument of George Harrison and Eddie Vedder called it "an activist instrument.” On this WoodSongs, we’ll be exploring the many styles, sounds and stories of the uke with musicians from across the country. Special thanks to our friends at the 2019 Kentucky UKE Festival! https://www.kyuke.com/
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EMISUNSHINEhas been attracting national attention since she was nine years old with appearances on "The Today Show,” NBC’s "Little Big Shots,” "Pickler & Ben,” the Grand Ole Opry and elsewhere. Rolling Stone named 15-year-old EmiSunshine among "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” The East Tennessee native adds her own unique contemporary blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Blues and Jazz  https://theemisunshine.com/
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VICTOR & PENNY deliver swing-infused folk-jazz in the band’s signature high-energy style with joy, humor, and soaring musical improvisation. This corset-tight group brings a modern Kansas City voice to their original tunes and prohibition era jazz with sterling musicianship. http://www.victorandpenny.com/
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DIANA CHITTESTER’S live performance is multi-part acoustic ukulele and guitar playing. This Cleveland, Ohio storyteller uniquely developed style is accentuated by her alternating between picking and strumming, all while pounding out bass lines and drum beats. https://www.dianachittester.com/
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Date: Monday, September 16, 2019

Time: 6:45pm to 7:00pm

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