What do you get when you blend jazz, blues ragtime, swing and original music with washboards, washtubs, kazoos, jugs and various other sundry hardware? Nothing less than the strange concoction called the JUGGERNAUT JUG BAND.
With the release of 7 C.D’s, “Jugstaposition”, “Don’t Try This At Home”, “Perhaps You Don’t Recognize Us”, “Christmas Covers”, “As We Like It”, “Live Lunch”, and their newest, “You Mean We Get Paid For This”, more and more people will be “recognizing” them. Over the years, they have appeared with Leon Russell, Arlo Guthrie, John Hartford, Jonathan Edwards, Riders In the Sky, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tom Paxton and many others.
JUGGERNAUT JUG BAND is: Greg "Frankie" Lentz, guitar and vocals, Pat "Slim Chance" Lentz, guitar, banjo and vocals, Stu "Roscoe Goose" Helm, jug, percussion, harmonica and vocals, and James "Jug Band Jimmy" Brown, bass and 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.
Recently they have played The Kentucky State Fair (9th yr.) Delta Queen River Boat, Caesars, Gand Victori and Argosy casinos, Master Musicians Festival, Kent State Folk Festival, Great American Music Fest (Branson, MO) Blissfest, MI, Henderson Pavilion, NV, Nat’l. Jug Band Jubilee (3rd Yr) Strawberry Folk Fest, Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, Las Vegas Jazz Festival, Dollywood, Millennium Center, B.C. Canada, Chautaugua Institution (NY), Tahoe Music Festival (NV), ArtsQuest (PA), numerous colleges and universities and appeared in “As you Like It”, Actors’ Theatre, Louisville, KY, and was selected to showcase at PAE (Performing Arts Exchange) 2000 & 2006 and CAPACOA in CANADA. They have been selected for inclusion in the KY Arts Council Performing Arts Directory (10th yr.)
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