Mar. 30: Tennessee Mafia Jug Band At Arts Center
March 21, 2012
Their latest CD, Screams From The Holler will be released March 30th!
From the pastoral hills, hollers, shopping malls and interstate highways of Goodlettsville Tennessee, home of Bill Monroe, Bashful Brother Oswald, Stringbean, Grandpa Jones, Keith Whitley and some living country music performers, comes the most entertaining “blast from the past” since Lester Moran and the Cadillac Cowboys. They’re the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band– five guys and a scrubboard, with roots like wisdom teeth.
The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band have shamelessly stolen a feature of the old Roy Acuff Show – a bit known as “Pap & the Jug Band.“
There’s only so many graveyard numbers or raunchy love songs that even the most rabid country audience can sit through without some kind of relief. This frolicking fivesome brightens up the stage with rib-tickling old time tunes. Even better, they have an utter lack of self-consciousness (and some might say any sense of decorum).
The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band not only know the music, they wear the costumes, tell corny jokes and even do slapstick gags that throw a cable-tv-numbed audience into hysterics.
The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band includes “Lonesome” Lester Armistead, Leroy Troy - “The Tennessee Slicker”, David “Ferg” Ferguson, Dan Kelly, and Mike Armistead This group will give you a lot of “hot picking”, “powerful harmony singing” and “riotous hijinks” that are guaranteed to perk you up. Spring-Fed Record artists and Arts Center favorite will perform old-time songs featuring banjo master and showman Leroy Troy.
Join us on Friday, March 30th as The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band celebrates the release of their newest CD from Spring Fed Records and kick off a mini tour promoting “Screams From The Holler.”