Jug band music takes stage at the State

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By Becca Owsley

The Juggernaut Jug Band hits the stage at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jug band music is a mix of jazz, blues, swing and ragtime music played on washboards, wash tubs and jugs along with more conventional instruments.

The band will combine obscure tunes from the 1920s to 1940s, traditional jug band tunes, originals and rock classics. They promote themselves as a “musical concert like no other.”

The band, which hails from Louisville, was founded by Roscoe Goose. Goose plays a variety of instruments and other things such as the washboard, trumpet, cans, blues harp, bells, snare and jug.

Other members are Skip Tracer on guitar; Nick O’Time on acoustic bass; and Smiley Habanero on guitar and mandolin. All band members sing as well.

They often throw a little vaudeville style into the shows, too.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger.

For information or to purchase tickets, contact (270) 234-8258.

To learn more about the Juggernaut Jug Band go to www.juggernautjugband.com.

Becca Owsley can be reached at (270) 505-1741 or bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com.