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Crooked Songs

by Ramblin Jug Stompers

Funky American string band music
Genre: Folk: Jug Band
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1. The Midnight Special
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2. Hello Hello
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3. Fireball Mail
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4. Jug Band Music
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5. Cripple Creek ^ 2
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6. Mornin Blues
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7. The Harder They Come
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8. Stealin
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9. Ooh La La
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10. Ramblin Hobo Medley
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11. Kc Moan
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12. Eight More Miles to Louisville
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Album Notes
Bowtie - banjo and vocals;
Steven “Cousin” Clyde - guitar, kazoo and vocals;
Mr. Eck - mandolin, dobro, jug and vocals;
Wild Bill - washboard, harmonica, kazoo, mouthbow and vocals.

Ramblin Jug Stompers play 78 rpm music for the 21st century.

The members of the all-star Albany NY quartet have spent years touring and recording as solo artists and in notable combos like Blotto, the Star Spangled Washboard Band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen and The Neanderthals.

Now Bowtie, Cousin Clyde, Mr. Eck and Wild Bill have returned to their roots in jug band music, old-time, folk, country and blues -- in the process creating a singular ramblin' style that nods to the great tradition of American string band music while embracing more contemporary sounds like the Jug Stompers’ patented “Appalachian calypso.” Those whippersnappers in The Mammals and Old Crow Medicine Show ain’t got nothing on the seasoned Stompers.

The group’s debut album, “Crooked Songs: Live at Caffe Lena,” is culled from a sold-out show at the legendary Saratoga Springs NY folk club. It reflects the raucous energy, silly showmanship and solid chops that the band’s fans have come to love; and it features classic "Stomper-ized" selections from the songbooks of Lead Belly, Uncle Dave Macon, Grandpa Jones, Roy Acuff, The Memphis Jug Band, Cannon's Jug Stompers and more.


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Bill Blanchard

I saw the band play at the quarter century outing in Altamont. I like that kind of music. The album is great. Keep more comming.

Annie B.

Only thing better is seeing them!
This CD has all my favorites from these clowns....The midnight special....Hello Hello...oh hey, they are all great. The musicians are first-rate and take only their music seriously, they are a hoot.


Hooked on the Crooked!
I first saw them during the recording at Cafe Lena last March and have purchased multiple copies to give to friends since then. There's something for everyone on this CD, my family and I listen to it often. When's the next CD comin'!

nick fiore

sounds almost like our who grass fun with showman ship captn concrete