Rootstone Jug Band Old-Time Jug Band Blues and Roots

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Contact

Jeff Hofmann
3809 Shadylawn Ave #3
Roanoke, VA 24012
540-815-3444
E-mail: jeff@unisonfoundation.org
Web: www.rootstone.net

Fees

Concert $1,200
Concert with Workshop $1,300
School Program $800

Fees are negotiable. Accommodations are requested.

Availability

Throughout the year

Technical

Professional PA system and lighting suitable to the size of the room and audience.

Audience

All ages

About

Rootstone Jug Band evokes a time before radios and recordings, when folk songs were woven into the fabric of rural life. Musicians played with distinctive 'regional accents'. This group has studied and absorbed a range of regional styles. Old-time songs from Virginia are presented alongside material from the classic jug bands and songsters of Memphis, all with a deep respect for the music's origins. These songs are essential ingredients in the American musical recipe, and in the hands and voices of Rootstone Jug Band, they come alive again.

Concerts

High energy performances take listeners back in time, and teach about America’s rich cultural heritage. This is a versatile ensemble presenting the rural roots of American music.

Educational Programs

Educational Programs teach about early American music and its roots and incorporate VA SOL requirements, social context and history of the instruments, and can include a jug contest and/or a kazoo orchestra.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_WbOx6DYV0

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