The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs about murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption. Quickly gaining a reputation as a lively, feel-good band, their performance at the Congleton Jazz & Blues Festival drew the comment:
"Their image, style and performance was wonderful and you really did buy into the prohibition era feel of their set....wonderful sounds!"
The band's debut album 'Cotton Mouth' was released in February 2013 on both CD and 10" vinyl format to critical acclaim, Blues In The North West wrote:
"...enticingly warm, comforting and highly foot-tapping...It will certainly have you jigging across the carpet....The JLJB bring these artists and their music lovingly to life, through these very fine recordings. Recommended!"
Its success led to them signing a recording contract with one of the UK's most prestigious Jazz labels - Lake Records - recording their new album 'Next Stop!' as part of their 'Vintage Recording Project' - essentially recording live around one ribbon microphone, as it would have been back in the 1930's.
The line up features Duncan Wilcox (Vocals & Double Bass), Esther Brennan (Vocals, Washboard & Ukulele), Andy Anderson (Vocals & Banjo), Neil Hulse (Vocals, Guitar & Mandolin) and Purcy Harmonica (Vocals, Harmonica, Saw & Percussion).
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