June 22 - Tip Top Deluxe, Grand Rapids, MI 8pm $5 cover
Back at the Tip Top opening for the Chupacobras. Be there or be Square!
June 26 - The Hideout, Grand Rapids, MI 9-10ish
The Jukejoint Fellers will be the featured act at the Wednesday Open Mic at this Grand Rapids Brew Pub. The open mic runs from 8-9, and then the feature act normally runs from 9-10 or 10:30 depending on the sign-up sheet. This will be a warm-up for a full night of music at this same establishment on a Saturday in August.
July 10 - Covington Woods Senior Apartments, Lansing, Michigan - 7-8pm
The boys will be concentrating on their 'Old Timey' material for an hour long acoustic set for the residents at their monthly 'birthday party'.
July 27 - The Midnight Room, Hub's Inn, 1645 Leonard NW Grand Rapids MI 9-1pm
The boys will be playing a full night of music at this venue on the west side of town. Beautiful room, good food and drinks, and be sure and wear your 'dancin' shoes'.
August 3 - Private Event
August 10 - Michigan Beer Cellar, Sparta MI 8:00-Close
Our first time up in Sparta (aside from a few open mic appearances in past years), and this is a great room, with fine microbrews and artesian spirits. Come on down and join the fun.
August 24 - The Hideout, Grand Rapids MI 7-10:30 pm
The boys will be playing a Saturday night at this Grand Rapids Craft Brewery, out on the Patio (weather permitting otherwise we shall be upstairs in the loft). Come on down and enjoy some fine local brews and Honky Tonk song stylings.
September 14 - Fallasburg Fall Festival, Lowell, Michigan
The Jukejoint Handmedowns will be returning to the Fallasburg Fall Festival this year, and we'll be playing from 2:15-3:30, followed by our good friends the Willeys! A swell double header that can't be beat!
October 12 - Private Event
October 17 - One Trick Pony, Grand Rapids MI 8-11pm
Back at our new favorite venue in October. And should have new CDs in tow!
Recording News - The Jukejoint Handmedowns are IN THE STUDIO hard at work on their follow up CD (tentatively titled "Oh Me Oh My!"). And for those who may be interested in learning how we go about recording a CD on a shoestring budget, we have started a new blog to chronicle our progress on this new project. Click on this link to see step by step (and sometimes 'mis-step' by 'mis-step') procedurals, photos of the boys in the studio, and sneak peeks of audio samples from the recording session, updated every week until we put this puppy in the bag.
Some of the newer material is getting trotted out and previewed at our spring shows, cover artwork is 'in progress' (previews soon), and look for a release in the Spring/Summer of 2013.
Beer City Video - In conjunction with the 'Beer City USA' voting in May, the Jukejoint boys brewed up a special song to commemorate our home town pride. Amazingly it has become our 'most watched' video yet - Hop on over to YouTube and check it out. (and while you're there, check out some of our previous video productions, including a few animated music videos)
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.