One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A group of jazz, blues, or folk musicians using simple or improvised instruments such as jugs and washboards.
- ‘We used have a jug band, Gutbucket, in Memphis years ago and that is when I started playing the washboard.’
- ‘This year, the festival will even feature its first jug band.’
- ‘Ragtime blues was the rootsy style of music played by American jug bands in the 1920s and 30s, and Ragweed take this style and add their own touch of north coast character.’
- ‘She recorded with jug bands as well as with jazz greats.’
- ‘There is perhaps no other ensemble form as versatile as the jug band.’
jug band/ˈjəɡ ˌband/
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