Sounds So Sweet

Host Wayne Hagen takes a lively look at sweet sounds of jug band music, past and present.

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Sounds So Sweet, March 10, 2021: Women in Jug Band Music

Women have been an important part of Jug Band Music since Sara Martin in 1924. In honor of Women’s History Month, we'll take a look at the history of Jug Band Music and the importance of women's contributions from Sara Martin to Rhiannon Giddens. Pictured is an illustration of Lizzie Douglas (1897-1973), also known as "Memphis Minnie," who has been described as the most popular female country blues singer of all time. She transcended both gender and genre. Her recording career reached from the 1920s heyday of country blues guitar to cutting early electric sides in 1950s Chicago studios. Show host Wayne, a founding member of the California Jug Band Associaton and a member of its Board of Directors, has been hosting "Sounds So Sweet" at KDRT since 2007.

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I just found out about the show a couple of weeks ago. I've been listening to the archives and loving it. I've been listening to and playing jug band music for a number of years, but you are expanding my horizons!

Way to Go Wayne!

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