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2 Bit Jug Band

Thursday 20th February 2020

Ken Glastre (USA) knows how to deliver those old bluesy, jazzy tunes ….. with a Bit of Fun!

His finger-picking guitar playing is powerful & dazzling, his vocal story-telling memorable & entertaining.
“Where do you get those songs?”, asked of Ken at a recent performance. “The garbage can!”, his response.

(Think of their songs as those that others have thrown away or forgotten.)
Playing the bass line is Gut Bucket Giff, that’s Michael Gifford (Canada) …. masterfully!
His washtub bass sounds great, his jug juicy (that’s a good thing), his tuba fat!
With his kazoo, cornet & strong harmony vocals, he’s a versatile fellow, another Bit of Fun!
Their songs have roots in old blues and jazz from 1920s to the 40s, even several from the 50s and 60s!
They cover universal themes – food songs, sad love songs, happy love songs, and other stuff songs.

Add it all up … you got the 2 BIT JUG BAND!

Recently added to the 2BJB collection on YouTube are:

Buffalo Skinners; Don’t Go Reachin’ Across My Plate; Beedle Um Bum; Stealin’;

Family Friendly


February 20


7pm doors open 7.30pm Concert


Nelson & suburbs


Fairfield House
48 Van Diemen Street (Upper Trafalgar Street), Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Tickets from door sales


Additional Info

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