The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920’s and 30’s America – Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime – and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption.
After self releasing their debut album, the band signed to one of the UK’s top independent Jazz labels, recording 3 albums as part of the ‘Vintage Recording Project’ – essentially recording live around ribbon microphones, as it would have been back in the 1930’s. A further three albums were released in the last four years on the Green Bullet record label including their first ever live album.
2022 marked the 10th anniversary of the band and saw them play 100 gigs, taking in dates from Scotland to Cornwall and South Wales to Suffolk. 2023 is the bands busiest ever year and they bring their latest live show to promote their latest album Hello Central.
“A masterpiece of nostalgic music” Folk North West
“Expert musicianship and great arrangements….highly recommended” Just Jazz
“Instrumental virtuosity” Blues & Rhythm
“Good time music from a good-time group” The Jazz Rag
“Pick any track at random and prepare to be entertained ” RnR
“the album shows the tightness of a band that have spent many years on the road” Fatea
“A fine feast of good-time music” Blues News (Norway)
“The band mesh together like a well-oiled machine. Smokin’!” Spiral Earth
“Pretty damn good!” Blues Matters
The line up is:
Duncan Wilcox (Vocals & Double Bass)
Liam Ward (Vocals, Harmonica, Jug, Saw, Washboard & Kazoo)
Warren James (Vocals & Banjo)
…plus a host of guest musicians