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

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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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