Pete Devine's Jug Band
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 7:10pm
Faith Petric Stage
Devine's Jug Band was conceived and pieced together one night in 2007 by drummer Pete Devine and Banjo-mando player Bill Foss. The band has since played festivals in Sacramento, Kentucky, and Michigan as well as performing repeatedly at locations around the Bay Area and elsewhere.
Pete Devine is a current member of Gaucho, The Kally Price Blues Combo, and Mal Sharpe's Jazz Band (20 years). Devine was also a founding member of Bo Grumpus (15 years) and a member of Lavay Smith's Red Hot Skillet Lickers. Bill Foss has played with Axelrod, Foss & Cary, and the Knuckle Knockers.
Other members of the jug band include the very talented Meredith Axelrod (Axelrod & Ventresco) on guitar, kazoo, and vocals, the one and only Mayumi Urhino (Five Dollar Suit) on Fiddle and either Morgan Chreuneur or Jacob Groopman on Banjo-mandolins -- and both are great talents!
Devine's Jug Band truly captures the sound and spirit of the great jug bands from the 20s and 30s. Based in San Francisco, California, this very authentic, yet fresh & unique sounding band pulls it repertoire of songs from bands such as "The Memphis Jug Band", "the Mississippi Sheiks", "Gus Cannons jug Stompers", "The Five Harmoniacs" and "the East Texas Serenaders".