Juggarnaut Jug Band
What do you get when you blend jazz, blues ragtime, swing and original music with washboards, washtubs, kazoos, jugs and various other sundry hardware? Nothing less than the strange concoction called the JUGGERNAUT JUG BAND, based in Louisville, Kentucky. While members of the band are accomplished musicians, “They don’t let virtuosity get in the way of having fun.” (Washington Post) Each performance is a challenge to the audience to have as much fun as the band. Don’t let their antics fool you though. Their exuberant music is the result of skillfully conceived arrangements and unique vocal harmonies.
Left to right are Greg “Frankie” Lentz, flat top guitar, resonator guitar and vocals.
Pat “Slim Chance” Lentz, archtop and resonator guitars, banjo, vocals.
Ralph “Roscoe Goose” Helm, washboard, jug, harmonica and vocals.
Dave Clark, alto and soprano sax [special guest of the band; Dave is a professor at Bellarmine University, teaching jazz, jazz appreciation, and, music history]
James “Jug Band Jimmy” Brown; bass player, electric and upright bass