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jug band

n. Music
A group that uses unconventional or improvised instruments, such as jugs, kazoos, and washboards.

jug band

n
(Jazz) a small group playing folk or jazz music, using empty jugs that are played by blowing across their openings to produce bass notes

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n.
a small band that plays chiefly blues or folk music on very simple instruments, as washboards, harmonicas, kazoos, and empty jugs.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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Noun1.jug band - a musical group that uses jugs and washboards and kazoos and other improvised instrumentsjug band - a musical group that uses jugs and washboards and kazoos and other improvised instruments
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The group's repertoire mixes the tunes of classic Louisville and Memphis jug bands, north Georgia fiddlers, Texas songwriters and early country music, according to a press release.
Space prevents even a precis of her work, suffice to say that 30 solo albums aside from her recordings with the Even Dozen and Jim Kweskin Jug Bands, her former husband, Geoff, and with the Jerry Garcia Band gives a flavour of her career.
Holzman followed the trends of the day, signing jug bands, bluesy girl singers, righteous guy singers and musicians who lived in Cambridge but dreamed of the rural South.
They go back to the jug bands that played on street corners in the days before recordings.
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The origins of skiffle are a little obscure but the style was developed from the Jug bands,jook bands,hamfat and spasm bands, which arose in the southern states of America at the end of the 19thcentury.
The first is ``Walk Right In,'' which explores early blues styles from country jug bands and gospel to urban vaudeville.