John Sebastian's Lovin' Spoonful combined his love of folk music with elements of contemporary electric rock in the '60s. More than 30 years later, Sebastian and a band of like-minded purists have reached into American history for true "folk" music. Chasin' Gus' Ghost gives listeners a scenic tour of the washboard, whiskey jug and banjo music of front porches and back alleys. Sebastian even shares the spotlight with Yank Rachell, an octogenarian who was there for the first go-round of jug bands early in the 20th century.
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AllMusic Review by Mark Morgenstein