Quake City Jug Band started out as an authentic jug band in the 1990’s San Francisco Folk Club scene, but their sound and act has grown over the years to include snare drum, tap dancing,accordion, vocal harmonies, and feather boas. Their repertoire features 1920’s and 1930’s Americanblues, jazz and swing, a couple of songs in mediocre French, some very funny originals, and severalcovers of their favorite living jazz artists, Catherine Russell, Casey MacGill, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Pokey LaFarge.
The band’s core is a quartet of snare drum, mandolin, guitar, bass, and vocals. But they have a largeroster of guest artists who often play with them. The Quake City Big Jug Band, is an expanded version of the band which includes a horn section and full drum kit.