BAND OF THE WEEK: The Bloody Jug Band
Every week at Orlando Music News, the site highlights a local band. A good local band. This week, the Bloody Jug Band.
The Bloody Jug Band is playing Will’s Pub on Friday, August 26 with “Gator” Nate Augustus, the Roadkill Ghost Choir, and DC Wilson.
Band members’ names & instruments:
- Cragmire Peace (Vocals & Scratch)
- Stormy Jean (Vocals & Bag of Tricks)
- Big Daddy Jerm (Bloody Jug)
- Brian Shredder (Guitar)
- Seth Funky (Washtub Bass)
- Bloody Rick Lane (Mouth Harp)
- Randall Scandal (Mandolin)
- Adam Blackwater (Resonator & Lap Steel)
Any band members currently/formerly in other projects?
Seth ‘Funky’ Ambler also plays bass in Union Made, Adam Blackwater also plays guitar in the Honeyslides, Rick Lane is always playing harmonica somewhere…somehow.
Currently available releases:
First Drops EP (Available on website, iTunes & Amazon.com.)
- August 26th @ Will’s Pub
- September 9th @ the Hippodrome (Cocoa)
- September 10th @ Backbooth
- Sept 17th @ 3rd Annual Pirate Fest (Sanford)
Describe your sound:
Florida Swamp Noir meets JUG-Rock!!!
1) What has been your most memorable show so far?
Opening for The Reverend Peyton’s BIG Damn Band in December of 2010 @ BackBooth. This was a dream come true for us, because not only was this just a great show with an amazing line-up, but Rev. Peyton was someone we were initially inspired by when forming the BJB. And opening for them one year after first live performance was a sign we were on the right track…
2) Which local band is your favorite one to play a show with?
That’s a tough one…probably a tie between the Lonesome City Travelers and Goodrich and the Die Tryin’s. Both amazing bands we’ve become great friends with over the last few years.
3) What description gets used for your band that you would most like to correct people on? Why?
I think when some people initially hear about a local horror jug band, they instantly assume we’re some sort of ‘gimmick’. So, that is the number one thing we fight against. But in reality, maybe we’re actually fighting against close-minded-ness, since most of the people who have wrong perceptions about us have never seen us perform. In the end, I feel our musical direction, stage performance, and overall JUG-ly persona speaks for itself…so we invite any doubters to come join the Jamboree and see for themselves.
4) What’s your favorite thing about being an Orlando band? What’s your least favorite?
Our favorite thing would have to be the amazing level of diverse talent in the area, especially in our specific genre of music…and the many opportunities that exist to partner with nationwide acts when they pass through town.
The least favorite thing would have to be the lack of camaraderie amongst many bands in the area who believe that they are in competition with each other. Although Central Florida does have a fairly serious and cut-throat music scene, in my view, all ships rise together.
5) Any big news to share?
We’re currently recording our first full length album with local music producer Justin Beckler. It has been going great and should be released in a few months. We’re also planning to piggy-back the album release with a music video for “Blood Train” filmed by Abyssmal Entertainment.