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Flanders, NJ
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Portrait of Swampgrass Jug Band

A.K.A. - Son of the Original Synthetic Hickey Goodtime Rinky Dink Jugband Inc. - Urban Swampgrass. The Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass Jug Band actually began many years ago. Rumor has it, that the boys got together for a high school talent show, since at that time no one could play any real instruments, kazoos, jugs, washtub bass, and other household implements were used. The Jug Band was an instant hit and it was decided that it would be a good idea to learn to play some real instruments, so they did. Over the years the group has had many names (ask Jim, the bass player for proper chronology). During the late 1970's and early 1980's the band played all over the New York metro area. They played with Vassar Clements,Jay Unger, Del McCoury and many others. Dave Rubin: vocals, guitar, steel guitar, jews harp - Jeff Tyler: vocals, mandolin, fiddle, jug, kazoo - Jim Vasconcellos: bass, washtub - Doug Bowen: vocals, guitar, hammer dulcimer, saw, jug, kazoo - Donald Bowen: vocals, banjo, washboard, kazoo - Jared Grubow: guest / former washboard, cajon, other percussion The Swampettes - Audrey Tyler, Lauren Rubin, Hannah Grubow & Stacy Tyler provide vocals, kazoo and other sound effects on special occasions Dave Frisch: (1952-2003) vocals, guitar, harmonica on the Living Room Tapes Gary Wikfors: Member emeritus on what ever instrument he feels like as plays them all whenever we can lure him out of the Connecticut woods - Creative Media - Hannah Grubow - Pics, Video, Shirts Recording Engineer - Jared Grubow