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Jugband Music

Become part of the band, even if you have never played anything before!  Jugbands unite Appalachian folk music with blues, ragtime, and early jazz.  Bands usually include at least one stringed instrument from the Appalachian tradition and a wide variety of household objects, including washboard, spoons, bones, wash tub bass, and kazoo.  Come and join the fun!

Various Jugband Instruments & How to Play Them

The following video links will show you how to play various jug band instruments.




Jew's Harp


The Saw

Washtub Bass