Pre- WWII old time Blues The Steel City Jug Slammers
In the tradition of the Memphis Jug Bands in the late 20s and early 30s these guys bring us music about life, women, and booze performed most of the time on a washtub bass, jug, banjo, guitar and kazoo. The Steel City Jug Slammers are a modern jug band performing pre- WWII old time blues since 2012.
Sounds of the 78 RPM era back to life
On their website you’ll read that: “The band was started by Nicholas “Ramblin’ Ricky Tate” Bate with Jerrod Atkins & friends in 2012. The band consists of Ramblin’ Ricky Tate, Washtub Jay, & Maxwell Honeycup. Since forming the band has become known for their jug band antics. Performing a catalog of classics and originals, the Steel City Jug Slammers brings the sounds of the 78 RPM era to life.”
Century-old traveling music show
Hailin’ from Birmingham Alabama the Steel City Jugs Slammers let the old days revive from their appearance to their instruments. experience. This group has all the charm of a century-old traveling music show fresh off the train.
Their album “Steel City Jug Slammer” was released in 2014 and over the years a whole lot of live recordings in audio and video followed. They appeared in the documentary “Jug Band Hokum” in 2016. Their songs are a joyful time travel. This music contains some of the best vibes, with direct lyrics and energetic music arrangements.
Steel City Jug Slammers – Trouble Always Follows Me