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The Band

Jeff Tyler:
Mandolin, fiddle, guitar, jug, kazoo, paper bag

Dave Rubin:
Guitar, harmonica, jew's harp, jug, kazoo, occasional assorted mouth noises.

Jim Vasconcellos:
Upright bass, washtub bass, jug, kazoo, recaller of interesting facts

Doug Bowen
Returning from the past on vocals, guitar, hammer dulcimer, saw

Donald Bowen
Banjo, vocals, kazoo, assorted interesting voices

Jared Grubow:
Washboard, coffee can drum set, tall


The revolving group of special guests:

Gary Wikfors:
Mandolin, banjo, guitar, assorted other stringed instruments, algae and plankton

Jerry Fabris:
Guitar, harmonica, historical perspective.

The Swampettes:
Lauren Rubin, Stacey Tyler, Hannah Grubow, Audrey Tyler

Upcoming Performances

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The Band is now well into it's 4th decade of dedicated service to the Jug Band Nation.

Despite our youthful appearance, this esteemed musical institution is well into it's 4th decade. To celebrate we are always planning special ceremonies and festivities. If you would like to be informed of the time and date of the secret jug band rituals to be performed please check our Facebook page for accurate appearances and showtimes. Please be advised said rituals may include a kazoo bar mitzvah and the cleansing of the jug observance.

Way Back When

Garden Party


The Band Gets Waxed

On June 5 A core contingent of the Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass Jug-Band.Com was on hand at the Edison Museum in West Orange, NJ to demonstrate Edison's original wax cylinder recording.

Recording on wax cylinders at the Edison Museum West Orange NJ
Left to Right: Gary Wickfors, Jim Vasconcellos, Dave Rubin. Foreground: Ranger Jerry Photo: Hannah Grubow

We're partying like it's 1899 (listen in)...

1. Blues in the Bottle - MP3 of Edison Wax Recording

2. Little Girl Dressed in Blue - MP3 of Edison Wax Recording

3. Suits Crybaby Blues - MP3 of Edison Wax Recording

4. Memphis Town - MP3 of Edison Wax Recording

5. Deep Ellum Blues - MP3 of Edison Wax Recording