BOTMC - Songs and Sources w/Jim Kweskin
Saturday, September 21st
3:00 pm (event ends at 4:30 pm)Freight & Salvage
Songs and Sources
Jim Kweskin will talk about the earlier artists whose recordings he loved and listened to. You’ll listen to portions of recordings from the source (such artists as Uncle Dave Macon, Jesse Fuller, Leroy Carr, Mississippi John Hurt etc.) and then Jim will play the song live, and discuss how and why he adapted the song to fit his taste and abilities.
Jim Kweskin is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band with Fritz Richmond, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Mel Lyman and Bruno Wolfe. During the five years they were together, they successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for their good-humored performances. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead, a Los Angeles jug band that became the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and a New York jug band that became the Lovin' Spoonful. No other group attained their unique blend of youthful energy and antiquarian expertise, tight musicianship, loose camaraderie, and infectious swing.