BEER CITY USA - FREE SONG DOWNLOAD
In the spring of 2013, we wrote a song tribute to our home town Grand Rapids and posted a video of the band performing it on YouTube, as the city was competing for the title of 'Beer City USA'. We are certain that the 7 or 8 additional votes that our video inspired were the main reason that Grand Rapids secured the title by a landslide. As our special gift to you, we offer this free download of the song.
August 1 - Tip Top Deluxe, Grand Rapids MI, 8 pm
Last minute line-up change for Friday's Tip Top Deluxe show. The Jukejoint Boys will be joined by Otis Blueswell Jr. and his band. Due to circumstances beyond our control, Nobody's Darlin' had to unfortunately bow out of this date, but hopefully we can arrange a future joint appearance in the coming year to make up for it.
September 19 - Wealthy Theater, Grand Rapids MI
We're going to be playing a Bruce Springsteen Birthday Tribute show at the Wealthy Theater. Watch this space as the details roll in, but the rumor mills are indicating that there will be a truckload of amazing performers at this thing. Gonna be big!
September 20 - Fallasburg Fall Festival - Lowell, MI 3:45-5:00 pm
This is the third year that the Jukejoint Handmedowns will be playing the Fallasburg Fall Festival. Always a fun time for the whole family, with lots of Arts and Craft booths, delicious food, and an afternoon of toe tappin' live music.
October 11 - Private Party : Wedding Reception
October 25 - Veteran's Benefit: Details TBA
The Jukejoint Handmedowns will be playing a half hour set at a Veteran's Benefit show, along with Persistent Flashback Disorder, The Unity and Mark Swanson and Otis Blueswell, Jr.
Recording News - TWO NEW CDs PLANNED FOR 2014 - The Jukejoint Handmedowns have begun preliminary work on a pair of CD releases for the coming year. One full length 'thematic' CD, and an EP of Christmas tunes in time to stuff your holiday stockings at the end of the year.
'OH ME OH MY!' nominated for three 'JAMMIE AWARDS' -
The Jukejoint Handmedowns have released their follow up CD "Oh Me Oh My!" which we are excited to announce has been nominated for three JAMMIE AWARDS, for 'best Americana album', 'Big Jammie Album of the year' (a category which can be voted on by WYCE listeners), and for 'best Production/Engineering' - NOW AVAILABLE for download at CDbaby (and available as physical discs as well), Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, eMusic, etc -- 14 new songs by the boys, and featuring a few surprise guest appearances.
Meanwhile, our "Multiple Jammie* Nominated" debut CD "Everything But the Squeal" and is still available for $10 at any of our gigs, or you can also find it on iTunes for immediate download, or on Amazon.com, or physical discs and digital downloads are available at CDBaby.com. The disc is currently in the library at local alternative radio station WYCE (give em a call and make a request) and soon to be sent to a radio station near you (If you have a suggestion of where we might fit in, drop us an email with a suggestion). Click on the image below to see a larger version of the cover art. Reviews are In: Check out our demo page to read some of the rave reviews the cd is starting to receive.
*WYCE's local music award, we were one of the top 5 finalists for 'Best Roots Album', and were also nominated for 'Best Song ('Wings of Happenstance')', 'Best New Artist' and 'Album of the Year'.
The Jukejoint Handmedowns were established in 2010 as a duo act by founding members Nathan James and Tim Foley. They describe themselves as a 'Big Tent' American Roots group whose eclectic set list mixes old school country & western, 70's AM pop radio hits, jazz standards, rock and roll, an extensive catalog of original material, and just about anything else that strikes their fancy. Expanding to a trio in 2011 with the addition of Paul Harris on steel guitar, and then to a quartet in 2012 when Craig Van Otteren signed on as Mandolin/3rd Harmony, this entertaining group, with their country/bluegrass instrumentation, three part harmonies and suprising song choices are a hit with young and old alike.