Rewritten Song: The Jugband Song (version 2)

Alright, alright…here’s the new version of the song I wrote and released this week, last year. This is one that I only sing out at Barehand Jugband shows (obviously). It’s our introduction tune. Everyone gets a little solo.

The original version was based on a tune by Woody Guthrie called “Put Your Finger in the Air.” It’s the same melody, just different words. Same idea, though.

You can listen to the original Jugband Song here (without all the solo parts because, well, I can’t play fiddle very well and don’t own a trombone). See how valuable everyone in the jugband is? When you compare my washboard, jug and banjo playing to everyone else, probably makes you lose your lunch, huh?

Anyway. This new version has a little bit more get up and go. And I added a chorus-type-a-thing, which I really like. It’s kinda catchy, don’t you think? It still allows for each instrument to have a featured section, I just didn’t put them in because I didn’t feel like it.

So, what do you think? Should I start singing the Jugband Song like this at jugband shows?

I guess it was somewhat appropriate that this song popped up for this week since the band’s got a show tonight at Double Door. Doors open at 7pm and we go on around 9pm. Come on out, it’s only 10 bucks to get in. Check out the facebook event for more details.

I also did some more mixing on the EP songs that I recorded last week. I might post one this week.

If you want to hear the songs I recorded, plus some new songs, come out next week on Wednesday the 10th to Honky Tonk BBQ down in Pilsen. I’m playing from 7pm-9pm.

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