Various Artists

Jug Band Extravaganza

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Todd Kwait produced a documentary on the history and future of jug band music called Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost (named after the great Gus Cannon). The film debuted at the 2007 San Francisco Jug Band Festival, and as an adjunct event, Kwait produced a concert of modern jug band music at the Great American Music Hall during the festival. The show featured Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, John Sebastian, David Grisman, Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks, Suzy Thompson, and Fritz Richmond's Barbecue Orchestra, all of whom participated in the film documentary. This is the CD release of that night’s performance, and it spotlights the joyous, fun urgency of jug band music, itself an amalgam of blues, folk, ragtime, and whatever else its practitioners felt like throwing into the mix.

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