Louisville's longest, continuously, most likely oldest, and currently only professional left-handed washboard and Jug performer, Roscoe Goose has tired toilessly with stalwart dedication, demonstrating the focus and vitality afforded those who clear their minds, disassociate from the daily news cycle, leading Jug Band Music Devotees to the dynamic serenity imbued by the Way of the Jug. May your tax returns never be flagged for audit by the IRS for claiming your hardware store receipts as deductions for musical instruments! Roscoe Goose, (no direct lineage shared with the famous jockey) first found himself following the Way of the Wing-ed jug in 1965. For some reason, he was listening to an old Victrola cranking out early recordings of jug bands andinexplicably decided the jug life was for him. Also proficient on washboard, trumpet, various harps, snare with brushes and nose flute, and able to stand up while performing as lead crooner of the Juggernaut Jug band, Roscoe is revered internationally among Jug Band Music Devotees the world over, inspired by the ethereal emanations from his melodious crockery!
Roscoe was looking out his kitchen window and said to himself, "Who's that guy in my back yard?" Indeed, who he be? Roscoe went forth, greeting a rather dazed and confused young man who said, "Where am I? Who am I?" (OK, that's not so unusual in itself. Plenty of folks find themselves at Roscoe's place and don't actually know where they are and if they maybe imbibed a bit too much Kentucky Spirit from Roscoe's corn mash still, they may not know who they are.) But in this case, Roscoe immediately perceived, in a flash of epiphany, this slightly disoriented but amiable, malleable and possibly trainable young man was THE ONE! destined to receive the mysterious mantle of the Order of the Washtub emblazoned with the emblem of the Wing-ged Jug you see before you now! Thusly, after a brief but rigorous and vigorous indoctrination, with Roscoe's guidance, inspiration and inebriation, this formerly mild mannered bassist, an anonymous refugee from the local watering holes, was soon able to acquire and master the arcane power needed to drive the heartbeat of the Juggernaut Jug Band once again! Just as a Jedi Knight must make their own light sabre, Hooey Bee has crafted a most excellent wash tub bass!
Abducted by aliens in 1979, Easy Mark was believed to have been in suspended animation for nearly 40 years following a six year tour with the Juggernauts.Though it only seemed like a long weekend to Easy Mark, and you'd think traveling at the speed of light would mean Easy would return after 40 years looking like he'd only aged a few days due to relative time dilation, turns out Jug Band Time is synchronous through-out the quantum spectrum and it all caught up with him upon his return. 'It was a hell of a ride', recalls Easy, 'and I know some folks think I should have matured more in the last 40 years, but no, mostly it just turned my hair white'. When asked what happened and where he'd been the whole time Easy recounted, 'Well, don't try to pick up a load of alien nose flutes late on a Friday afternoon, I can tell you that!' Known for his unique chunkin' guitar style, best described by somebody who said, 'I bet he could shred a head of cabbage on his guitar in no time', Easy Mark's return to the group is essential to maintaining the Juggernauts' tradition of having four members. And, as lead kazooist, he is sometimes able to fill in when Roscoe forgets to play a trumpet solo or can't find the right harmonica.
D Man has actually been living the Jug Life since he was D Baby! His Dad, Dr. Don 'Top Hat' Oswald, was a founding member of the Juggernaut Jug Band and taught D Man how to bend those strings around the blues and hammer down a riff with more moves than an alley hound chasin' a squirrel on a linoleum floor, yes, sir! Raised as an Amish child although his family was not actually Amish, D Man recalls fond memories form his pseudo-Amish upbringing when, dressed in their flat-brim hats and pocketless pants he and his Dad would be stopped at the state fair by people asking where the quilts and peanut brittle booths were. However, once old enough to dress himself, he broke from tradition upon discovering his preference for vintage shirts and two-tone wing-tips. And, while D Man could probably make a cigar box banjo sound pretty good, once he learned you could power a guitar with electricity, there was no turning back! With Dr. Don's passing, D Man has finally stepped into his Dad's role with the Juggernaut Jug Band, filling his Dad's shoes quite nicely and is now somewhat known for his own signature footwear.
What is a juggernaut?
What is a juggernaut?
Louisville's longest, continuously, most likely oldest, and currently only professional left-handed washboard and Jug performer, Roscoe Goose has tired toilessly with stalwart dedication, demonstrating the focus and vitality afforded those who clear their minds, disassociate from the daily news cycle, leading Jug Band Music Devotees to the dynamic serenity imbued by the Way of the Jug. May your tax returns never be flagged for audit by the IRS for claiming your hardware store receipts as deductions for musical instruments! Roscoe Goose, (no direct lineage shared with the famous jockey) first found himself following the Way of the Wing-ed jug in 1965. For some reason, he was listening to an old Victrola cranking out early recordings of jug bands andinexplicably decided the jug life was for him. Also proficient on washboard, trumpet, various harps, snare with brushes and nose flute, and able to stand up while performing as lead crooner of the Juggernaut Jug band, Roscoe is revered internationally among Jug Band Music Devotees the world over, inspired by the ethereal emanations from his melodious crockery!
Roscoe was looking out his kitchen window and said to himself, "Who's that guy in my back yard?" Indeed, who he be? Roscoe went forth, greeting a rather dazed and confused young man who said, "Where am I? Who am I?" (OK, that's not so unusual in itself. Plenty of folks find themselves at Roscoe's place and don't actually know where they are and if they maybe imbibed a bit too much Kentucky Spirit from Roscoe's corn mash still, they may not know who they are.) But in this case, Roscoe immediately perceived, in a flash of epiphany, this slightly disoriented but amiable, malleable and possibly trainable young man was THE ONE! destined to receive the mysterious mantle of the Order of the Washtub emblazoned with the emblem of the Wing-ged Jug you see before you now! Thusly, after a brief but rigorous and vigorous indoctrination, with Roscoe's guidance, inspiration and inebriation, this formerly mild mannered bassist, an anonymous refugee from the local watering holes, was soon able to acquire and master the arcane power needed to drive the heartbeat of the Juggernaut Jug Band once again! Just as a Jedi Knight must make their own light sabre, Hooey Bee has crafted a most excellent wash tub bass!
Abducted by aliens in 1979, Easy Mark was believed to have been in suspended animation for nearly 40 years following a six year tour with the Juggernauts.Though it only seemed like a long weekend to Easy Mark, and you'd think traveling at the speed of light would mean Easy would return after 40 years looking like he'd only aged a few days due to relative time dilation, turns out Jug Band Time is synchronous through-out the quantum spectrum and it all caught up with him upon his return. 'It was a hell of a ride', recalls Easy, 'and I know some folks think I should have matured more in the last 40 years, but no, mostly it just turned my hair white'. When asked what happened and where he'd been the whole time Easy recounted, 'Well, don't try to pick up a load of alien nose flutes late on a Friday afternoon, I can tell you that!' Known for his unique chunkin' guitar style, best described by somebody who said, 'I bet he could shred a head of cabbage on his guitar in no time', Easy Mark's return to the group is essential to maintaining the Juggernauts' tradition of having four members. And, as lead kazooist, he is sometimes able to fill in when Roscoe forgets to play a trumpet solo or can't find the right harmonica.
D Man has actually been living the Jug Life since he was D Baby! His Dad, Dr. Don 'Top Hat' Oswald, was a founding member of the Juggernaut Jug Band and taught D Man how to bend those strings around the blues and hammer down a riff with more moves than an alley hound chasin' a squirrel on a linoleum floor, yes, sir! Raised as an Amish child although his family was not actually Amish, D Man recalls fond memories form his pseudo-Amish upbringing when, dressed in their flat-brim hats and pocketless pants he and his Dad would be stopped at the state fair by people asking where the quilts and peanut brittle booths were. However, once old enough to dress himself, he broke from tradition upon discovering his preference for vintage shirts and two-tone wing-tips. And, while D Man could probably make a cigar box banjo sound pretty good, once he learned you could power a guitar with electricity, there was no turning back! With Dr. Don's passing, D Man has finally stepped into his Dad's role with the Juggernaut Jug Band, filling his Dad's shoes quite nicely and is now somewhat known for his own signature footwear.