Biography

Jim Kweskin Jug Band

The Jim Kweskin Jug Band was an early "Americana" band, from Cambridge Mass., that recorded 7 albums between 1963-1968. Playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz, and rock 'n' roll, they perfectly captured the legendary 1960s mix of exuberant anarchy and heartfelt sincerity. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead and a New York jug band that became the Lovin' Spoonful. The band included Geoff and Maria Muldaur (“Midnight at the Oasis”).

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