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Thankful for a Great 2013

It's been awhile since we've written anything here, but we're still at it in fits and starts, keeping the primitive musical traditions of rural America alive. Thanks to Virginia Commission for the Arts we've been fortunate to perform all across…

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Midsummer 2012 Update

Howdy Friends We've been criss-crossing the great state of Virginia over the past few weeks, braving the summer heat to entertain great audiences from Franklin County, to Virginia's Northern Neck, to Northern Virginia. We hope to have news on recording…

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Two Videos Up from 5/15/11 at Studio Roanoke

Thanks, Ron Bergeron and Star City Fame for coming out to our show on the 15th and shooting video Here are two videos from the show. We hope you'll be there in person next time!
First, our slow drag take…

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NRJB Epitaph - Download for Free

It's been a bit over three years since New Roanoke Jug Band completed their final album WHEN MY TIME ON EARTH IS DONE These eighteen tracks captured the group at it's very best. Two previous releases had leaned heavily on…

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Midsummer 2010 Update

We spent much of the winter making improvements to our studio and undoing the haphazard way we moved in 2.5 years ago. The warmer months saw us get down to doing what we love best : playing music. We got…

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December 5th Show!!

Greetings from Rootsone HQ here in the Star City. The unseasonably warm fall is yielding to the coming season, but Rootstone Jug Band is going to heat it up this Saturday night at Kirk Avenue Music Hall Since you last…

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Rootstone Jug Band awarded VCA 2010-11 Touring Grant

We received some good news yesterday. Virginia Commision for the Arts selected our very own Rootstone Jug Band for a touring grant. VCA presenters can apply for grant money to host a performance/program by the band. This is a great…

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2009

We have been kicking off the new year by listening (some of us over and over and over) to Polk Miller and the Old South Quartette. Mr. Miller was a white musician who toured from 1892-1911 with an Afro-American Quartette…

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79 RPM Tour Diary #2

79 RPM Tour Diary #2: The Road to Baltimore The long awaited second entry of out 79RPM tour in October finds our jug band riding up US 301 in the mist into Maryland. We find the venue pretty easily,…

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79 RPM Tour Diary #1

10.16.2008 After getting everyone on board the van (no easy feat at an early hour), we arrive at Camp Bethel and find hordes of kids, ready to move to the music. We unload a few cases and get right to…