Half Moon Jug Band
May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$12 – $15
The Half Moon Jug Band is a 21st century jug band rooted in the Downeast humor and dry wit traditions of their home State O Maine. Upbeat and positive, the Half Moon Jug Band does whatever it takes to get you singing along and dancing in the aisles. They firmly believe that Louie, Louie is every bit as real a folk song as Shell Be Coming Round the Mountain.
Before you ask: Theres no jug. Its implied. Jug band music is the homemade music friends make sitting round the kitchen table. You wont hear it on the radio, you wont see it on cable TV and you cant get it at Wal-Mart. Labels dont apply here. If it sounds fun, if the audience claps in time, if it feels honest, then its jug band music.
This band thrives on interaction with audiences. Its not just about standing on stage playing songs. Its about singing, dancing and making people happy. Every performance is studded with jokes, stories and mandatory sing-alongs. No one gets out without singing. No one.
The Half Moon Jug Band started as a merry band of sidewalk
subversives entertaining passersby and annoying shopkeepers on Exchange Street in Portland, Maine 20 years ago. Now, they can be found on the road playing concerts and festivals all over the northeast like New Years Portland, the Maine Festival, the Old Port Festival, the Prescott Park Folk Festival, the Oddfellow Theatre, Johnson Hall, Celebration Barn Theater, Stonington Opera House, the Winthrop Performing Arts Center, the Maine Lobster Festival, Burlingtons strange 3rd of July Fireworks extravaganza, the Fryeburg, Deerfield and Cornish
Fairs, and many town concerts too numerous to enumerate here.
The Half Moon Jug Band has made many live appearances on television and radio including WCSHs 207, WGMEs Daybreak, WPFOs Good Day Maine, WMPGs Local Motives and WCTNs Shine and the syndicated “Night Show with Danny Cashman.
In 2018, the Half Moon Jug Band released its sixth full-length album: Half Live at the Half Moon. Half the new collection was recorded live, in concert. It joins the bands other recordings: Don’t Bore Us Get to the Chorus (2015), North Pond Hermit Sessions (2013), Get the Show on the Road (2009), Jug Band Army (2005), Christmas On Exchange Street (2003) and Space Man in a Jug Band (2001).
Featuring Troy R. Bennett on guitar and banjo; Steve Brewer on bass and baritone saxophone; Dean Clegg on percussion.
Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.
Video – https://youtu.be/-q0hccOWDWk