Wayne Hagen's blog

I'm Back

Between my knee surgery and a trip to Montana for a family reunion I've left you listening to lots of old shows (I'm sure you're tired of the old "summer" show).

Tune in this Sunday, August 22, for a brand new show. I'm anxious to get behind the mic and play some Jug Band Music. Join me!

Sounds So Sweet History

Why are we listening to past broadcasts of Sounds So Sweet? I'm going in for knee replacement surgery on Wednesday. So as a special treat I'm going back through some of my previous shows and picking some favorites for your listening pleasure. That will start this Sunday with a celebration of Summer that I did during the gloom of January. Coming up will be a tribute to Fritz Richmond among other goodies. I'll be back as soon as I can. Enjoy!!

Sounds So Sweet. I'm Baaaack

Tune in Sunday for a NEW Sounds So Sweet!! After a month of California Jug Band Association activities (San Francisco Free Folk Festival, Haight Street Fair, CJBA Benefit at Don Quixote's) and family obligations, I'm back with a ton of new music, especially some Australian Jug Bands. There's also some fantastic Jug Band events coming up. You especially don't want to miss Junkfest at Marx Meadows in Golden Gate Park on July 25th. And the San Francisco Jug Band Festival at the Bandshell in Golden Gate Park is only a month away. Lets have some Jug Band Fun!!!.

Erich Sylvester

The Amazing Grapes had to cancel because of a family medical emergency and we all hope that Mikes Grandfather does ok.

But Erich Sylvester will come and talk about his years playing with the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs, playing some of his favorites and in general having a good time on Sounds So Sweet. Tume in.

Amazing Grapes Live in studio May 17, 5 PM

Who are the Amazing Grapes you say?

The Amazing Grapes is Bob Palasek, Erich Sylvester, and Mike Billo.
The band performs songs from the classic jug bands of the 1920s, as well as some hillbilly hokum, old time jazz and ragtime.
The band employs all the classic sounds of the jug band: harmonica, banjo, guitar, jug, and kazoo, plus fiddle, mandolin, and washboard.
Erich and Bob are Alumni of the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs, one of America's oldest, ongoing Jug Bands.
Mike is a 40 year veteran of the San Francisco Jug Band scene.

Jug Band Music in Davis

Last night twenty or so people were treated to an exquisite evening of jug band music at N Street co-housing. The Axelrod Ensembele: Meredith Axelrod (guitar, jug, vocals), Bill Foss (banjolin, vocals), Keith Cary (commodium, fiddle, harmonica, cello, vocals), and special guest Robert Armstrong (guitars, jug, ukelele, saw); presented a night of world class jug band music.