Last night with the Barehand Jugband…

Played a set with the Barehand Jugband last night as part of the Armando show at Improv Olympic. I had no idea what to expect, but the comedy was down-right good and our songs went over pretty well.

We did these tunes:

  • The Ballad of the Boll Weevil
  • Hotel Yorba
  • A short intermission set (Richland Woman, [A song I can’t remember], 500 miles)
  • Oh! Red
  • Take a Whiff on Me

Jonas was the MC for the night and gave some great intros to the songs and some really fine oral history of jugband music. You should check out his solo records…he’s got one here and another one here (with Maria McCullough). And he’ll be performing new material all month long, each Thursday in November at the Grafton Pub. Here’s an event link to the first one on facebook.

And, remember, I’m playing a the Elbo Room this Saturday, 11/6, as part of the Chicago Root Collective Fall Festival. My set goes from 9pm-9:30pm, or so. I’m playing in the upstairs lounge area. I’ll have plenty of CDs on hand, so come out and get one while I still have copies.

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