The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir put it very simply: “For me jug band music is the mud my toes are planted in. Honor it!” Washboard Slim and the Bluelights is one of the few genuine roots bands that can captivate an audience under 30. Their recent performances at the legendary Toad’s Place in New Haven with Shakedown demonstrate the all-age appeal of their music. The 21st century jug band revival is in full swing and the Bluelights, representing Connecticut, are the first band of its genre to appear at the renowned International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
The Bluelights are the real deal, using only the jug and washtub bass to provide the foundation of this energetic music. The late legendary folk/blues artist Eric von Schmidt called the Bluelights: “Absolutely the best since Kweskin's Jug Band in the Sixties. Traditional music in overdrive.”
The Bluelights are the real deal, using only the jug and washtub bass to provide the foundation of this energetic music.