"They're the true masters. They appreciated the irreverence of the music, but they were superb musicians." - Todd Kwait, filmmaker, "Chasin' Gus' Ghost"
"At the peak of the American folk revival, Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band reintroduced an essential component into folk music: fun." - Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr., AllMusic.com
"This is a musical high point of the folk revival of the '60s, or whatever it was that was going on back then." - Eugene Chadbourne, AllMusic.com
"The rock historian Ed Ward went so far as to place the Kweskin Band alongside the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Byrds as that period's most influential groups." - Alex Ward, The New York Times
"When it came to jug band music, razzmatazz jazz, and swinging spins on Piedmont blues back in the '60s, Jim Kweskin was top dog. Jim Kweskin's famed Jug Band hot-wired an entire movement that still has a certain impact on the folk scene today." - Jim Macnie, The Providence Phoenix
Reviews for Penny's Farm, 2016:
"What a great CD! I've played it through twice already and will keep listening for a long time. The songs are old favorites, of course, but your singing and arrangements perfectly balance the old traditional sources with just enough contemporary feel to bring them to life today. You can really hear your years of musical - and life - experience in the unhurried, laid back informality, combined with musical precision, that you bring to the material. Great singing, playing and expert backup, too. I hope it reaches a big audience and introduces many new and young players to this timeless music."
- Happy Traum, 2016
"Jug Band Cohorts Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur Reunite on a Collection of American Roots Classics"
- Acoustic Guitar Magazine, 2016
"Song Premier: Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur - 'Fishing Blues'"
- Fretboard Journal, 2016
"Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur: Just As Relevant As They Were Fifty Years Ago"
- New York Music Daily, 2016
"There are only a handful of people who molded the early folk scene in America at the start of the '60s.
And surely one is Jim Kweskin."
- Bentley's Bandstand, The Morton Report, 2016
"An eclectic collection of folk-rooted and folk-branched songs played by a couple of masters whose interpretive skills have aged like fine whiskey."
- Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots/Folk Branches, 2016
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- Jeff Burger, The Morton Report, 2016
"Drawing upon their combined musical knowledge and history of playing blues, traditional, jug band, and contemporary music, this duo makes the timeless feel immediate and necessary, not a mere stroll down nostalgia lane."
- No Depression, The Journal of Roots Music, 2016
"A simple but perfectly executed re-imagining of traditional American grassroots songs."
- Jerome Clark, Rambles.net, 2016
Los Angeles Times review, 2015
Awarded the Spirit of Folk Award, Folk Alliance International, 2014
Inducted into the Jug Band Hall of Fame, www.jughall.com, 2010
Boston Globe's Top Concerts of 2013!
Boston Globe: The Jim Kweskin Jug Band celebrates its 50th anniversary
Cryptical Reviews: Jim Kweskin Jug Band 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, 7/6/13
Booking: Steve Fugett, Road Warrior Agency, email@example.com, 615-852-5508
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