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.
December 31 - Private New Years Eve Party, Grand Rapids, MI
January 3 - Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, MI
Start off the new year in style at the Grand Rapids Brewing Company. The boys return to this downtown nightspot for a Friday evening show, and we'll be honky tonkin' from 9pm until 1am. Great Food, Tasty Beverages and the Jukejoint Handmedowns = a winning combination.
January 11 - Winter Wheat at the Intersection, Grand Rapids MI 1am to 1pm
The Jukejoint boys are super excited to announce that they'll be playing at this year's 'Winter Wheat' at the Intersection, which is billed as a "Celebration of Traditional Music and Dance". We'll be playing from 4-5:10pm in the Front Lounge and we are sharing the evening and afternoon with an outstanding lineup of local talent, including the Oat Bran Boys, Red Tail Ring, An Dro, Badenya, Fiddlefire, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellies, Benzie Playboys, Blue Molly and Black Jake & the Carnies. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door (or $10 with valid student ID). This is one you don't want to miss!
January 24 - Bow Tie Tavern, Sparta, MI 9-1
We are super enthused to be playing at this venerable establishment up in Sparta. A sure cure for the Winter Blahs.
February 1 - Vestal Inn, Belmont MI, 8:30-12:30
The Jukejoint Organization is pleased to announce their return to the Vestal Inn for a pair of dates coming up this winter. It's been almost two years since we last played this venue, and we are looking forward to showing the folks from Belmont what they've been missing.
April 5 - Vestal Inn, Belmont MI, 8:30-12:30
If you missed the February show at this super-fun Belmont institution, here's your chance to atone for your sins. Get your butt to Belmont and make sure you've got on your dancin' shoes!
October 11 - Private Party
Recording News - HOLIDAY EP IN THE WORKS - The Jukejoint Handmedowns have begun preliminary work on a new collection of holiday tunes and we are hoping to have this one done in time for a Christmas 2013 release (stay tuned for details)
Recording News - NEW CD RELEASED - The Jukejoint Handmedowns have released their follow up CD "Oh Me Oh My!" which is making the rounds and is available at our live shows, or if you can't wait, contact one of the bandmembers (a couple of us will be at Wheatland next weekend, and we'll likely have a pile of them with us). NOW AVAILABLE for download at CDbaby (physical discs will be available soon through this site) and soon available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc (we'll let you know when they go live). 14 new songs by the boys, and featuring a few surprise guest appearances. We're super excited at how it is sounding and looking forward to sharing it with y'all.
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'.
LOCAL SPINS LIVE RADIO APPEARANCE: The boys appeared in the studio on John Sinkevics' "Local Spins" program on Wednesday July 11 2012 on Newstalk 1340 AM and is also available in podcast form, in case you missed it (Link Here to read a synopsis, listen to the podcast of the interview and see a video of the boys in the studio performing 'Oh So Blue').
NEW VIDEOs UPLOADED: We've been taking several HD videos of the band in action at several of our appearances this summer, plus several of our fans have also posted videos of us on YouTube, and more videos are popping up all the time, so Visit our promo page and check them out!
There are also a few live recordings posted from time to time on our demo page, including a recent 'Open Mic' performance at the Westwood (featuring our new Mandolin player, Craig) from 2012. Plus there are several in-studio demo recordings of original and cover material from our standard set list.
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 classic country covers, tin pan alley & jazz standards, 'countrified' pop tunes and original material. 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 continues to provide toe-tappin', honky tonkin' fun with their unexpected song choices, harmony vocals and laid-back acoustic instrumental arrangements. They are equally at home in a rowdy barroom, private party or swanky black tie event.