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Emerging Artists

A big THANK YOU to all who came out to the library last night. The jug band spirit is contagious, and most of the attendees, and certainly the band, were having FUN, which is what a jug band is all…

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Quick Update

We are working on getting some shows scheduled for the rest of 2008. For the near future Rootstone Jug Band is going to be recording tracks. We'll share some results here when they are in! Thanks for your support!

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Strawberry Fest

Thanks to all who came out and supported the 28th Annual Strawberry Festival Rootstone Jug Band debuted our new 5 piece outfit at the show, featuring John Thompson on guitar and vocals and Sean Poff on washboard, jug…

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New Harmonies

We're just back from a great trip to Hopewell, Virginia, where the Rootstone Jug Band played for New Harmonies. Many thanks to the staff of Appomattox Regional Library System for the invitation. The event staff, sound technicians, and AUDIENCE was…

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The missing clipboard

If you find a clipboard somewhere between Grandin Village in Roanoke and Blacksburg it may be ours. We would really like to have it back. It contains a brand new song. Sam and Scott collaborated to write the lyrics and…

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Back in Action

After too many weeks of tending to administrative details and not enough music, the Rootstone collective has gotten back to what we love the most: playing music Jeff, Sam and Scott filled the Second Hand Jug Band show last…

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Star City Jug Band Update

Beginning in 2008 New Roanoke Jug Band will be on indefinite hiatus. Scott Baldwin, Jeff Hofmann and Sam Lunsford are continuing as the Rootstone Jug Band. In addition to playing banjo and guitar, Sam pulls double duty washboard and racked…