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Country blues and Ragtime : Jug band The Dumpy Jug Bumpers

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Country blues and Ragtime : Jug band The Dumpy Jug Bumpers

On their website you will read that: “The Dumpy Jug Bumpers are a string band that brings back the reckless sounds of country blues, ragtime, and jug band music from the era of shellac 78’s”. These Minnesota musicians continu the legacy of artist in the tradition of ragtime and jug bands. But above all The Dumpy Jug Bumpers  show you the fun these guys get from playing ragtime and blues from the pre-war era. 

Street corner Blues from the 20s and 30s

I bet that the The Dumpy Jug Bumpers would do the same thing a hundred years ago like they do now.  The view of a waterfront with a fishingboat. the Jug Bumpers sit in it and bring the fine melodic tunes of the “Milwaukee Blues” which is a very cheerful song.  There is no better way to play some blues I think. That is what the Jug Bumpers do best!

The Jug Bumpers started playing in the Twin Cities and surrounding area in 2012, they tell us on their website. In the next few years they have seen a whole lot of barns, pubs, juke joints and festivals.

Recently the Dumpy Jug Bumpers released their full length debut album  Dumpin’ at the Savoy Which contains song from the 1920s and 1930s blues scene.

Sounds Like: The Mississippi Sheiks | The Dallas String Band | The Memphis Jug Band | Tampa Red

Photo Credit: Screenshot from the Dumpy Jug Bumpers video for the Riverboat sessions. Credit to the Dumpy Jug Bumpers and the original videographer of the video. 

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