TROY — The annual “roots” concert at the Hayner will be on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 pm. The music of the Juggernaut Jug Band will be featured. This group is a tight band of seasoned musicians with a rather zany sense of humor. No reservations are needed and admission is free.
Expect a combination vaudeville act, musical American history lesson and sweet vocal harmonies. Their repertoire spans popular and obscure tunes from the 1920’s, through 40’s, traditional jug band fare, originals and even a few rock and roll classics.
So, what is Jug Band music? It is a mixture of jazz, blues, swing and ragtime music played on washboards, washtubs, jugs, kazoos and other conventional instruments like banjo, guitar and stand-up bass. Jug Bands became popular in the speak-easy frenzy of the 1920s. Outstanding musicianship and enchanting melodies were expressed with humor and a passion for the upbeat rhythms of the day.
Join “Roscoe Goose,” “Frankie” Lentz, “Slim Chance” and “Jug Band Jimmy” at the Hayner, located at 301 W. Main St. in Troy.
For more information regarding these free events and to receive a complete listing of Hayner Events, please call (937) 339-0457 or visit www.TroyHayner.org for complete details.