Jim Kweskin

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": jug band world jug under 2000 listeners Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

18 July 1940, Stamford, Connecticut, USA. Kweskin began to forge a ragtime/jug band style in the New England folk haunts during the early 60s. His early groups were largely informal and it was not until 1963, when he secured a recording contract, that this singer and guitarist began piecing together a more stable line-up of Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band. Geoff Muldaur (b. Geoffrey Muldaur, 1 January 1945, Pelham, New York, USA; guitar, washboard, kazoo, vocals), Bob Siggins, Bruno Wolfe and Fritz Richmond (b. John B. Richmond Jnr., 10 July 1939, Newton, Massachusetts, USA, d. 20 November 2005, Portland, Oregon, USA; jug/washtub bass) joined Kweskin on his enthusiastic, infectious debut. Siggins dropped out of the band prior to a second album, Jug Band Music. Bill Keith (b. William Bradford Keith, 20 December 1939, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; banjo/pedal steel guitar) and Maria D’Amato (b. 12 September 1943, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA;...

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