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jug band

noun
1.
a small group of performers who play chiefly blues or folk music on makeshift or very simple instruments, as washboards, harmonicas, kazoos, and empty jugs, the latter being played by blowing across the openings.
Compare spasm band.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism
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  • His early musical influences were somewhat incongruous: folk, delta blues and jug band music.
British Dictionary definitions for jug band

jug band

noun
1.
a small group playing folk or jazz music, using empty jugs that are played by blowing across their openings to produce bass notes
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Word Origin and History for jug band
n.

musical ensemble in which the bass line is carried or augmented by a player blowing on the open lip of a jug (n.), 1886, American English.

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