jug band


Definition of jug band

: a band that uses primitive or improvised instruments (such as jugs, washboards, and kazoos) to play blues, jazz, and folk music

Examples of jug band in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of tracing seminal artist Ma Rainey's (Viola Davis) career, the Netflix film walks us through a day in her life, which mostly consists of a recording session with her jug band and exploitative white producer. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom," 18 Dec. 2020 The influences of soul, rock, English folk, jazz, jug band and a heavy dose of industrial English LSD lunacy! Ron Hart, Billboard, "Small Faces' 'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake' Turns 50: Phil Collen, Peter Frampton, Linda Thompson & More Pay Tribute," 24 May 2018 Live music spans the spectrum, from indie rock to Ethiopian pop, jazz to old-fashioned jug band. Lauren Daley, BostonGlobe.com, "Summer music fests worth the drive," 30 May 2018 Jonathan has several other tuba projects, including a jug band that will put sunshine in your day. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Ensemble dal Niente pianist Mabel Kwan on a playful post-smartphone look at David," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of jug band

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

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28 Dec 2020

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“Jug band.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jug%20band. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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