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!
Like The Amazing Mr. Fish’s tub in the exhibit at the Frazier History Museum, Hooey Bee’s tub sat in a corner of the Jug Band Research Institute gathering dust. One day we had taken it out back to hose it off and left it to dry when we heard the heart thumping beat of a walking baseline sounding like a virtuoso jazz solo on a stand up doghouse! We ran out to find a shaggy haired fellow goin’ at the tub like a caveman who’d just discovered a new way to make fire! He glared at us wild eyed but didn’t stop thumpin! We offered him a beer and backed away. His scowl turned to a grin as he picked up the tempo. Roscoe said, “Let’s get our instruments and see if he’ll play a little ditty!” Eventually, we lured him inside with more beer and the smell of D Man’s BBQ.  He’s not a talker and we still don’t know his name or where he’s from.  Curiously, after showing him how to get beer, he seems to regard the refrigerator as some kind of magic portal and snatches a beer out as though he might get sucked in. The subject seems to be a natural on the 4 string bass as well. He has taken a liking to scotch on the rocks and answers to the name of Lil’ Ditty.
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!
Like The Amazing Mr. Fish’s tub in the exhibit at the Frazier History Museum, Hooey Bee’s tub sat in a corner of the Jug Band Research Institute gathering dust. One day we had taken it out back to hose it off and left it to dry when we heard the heart thumping beat of a walking baseline sounding like a virtuoso jazz solo on a stand up doghouse! We ran out to find a shaggy haired fellow goin’ at the tub like a caveman who’d just discovered a new way to make fire! He glared at us wild eyed but didn’t stop thumpin! We offered him a beer and backed away. His scowl turned to a grin as he picked up the tempo. Roscoe said, “Let’s get our instruments and see if he’ll play a little ditty!” Eventually, we lured him inside with more beer and the smell of D Man’s BBQ.  He’s not a talker and we still don’t know his name or where he’s from.  Curiously, after showing him how to get beer, he seems to regard the refrigerator as some kind of magic portal and snatches a beer out as though he might get sucked in. The subject seems to be a natural on the 4 string bass as well. He has taken a liking to scotch on the rocks and answers to the name of Lil’ Ditty.
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.