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Iowa Scores

The Daily Palette is pleased to present "Iowa Scores," a new feature spotlighting Iowa's musical artists. From classical string-quartets to electronic noise bands, Iowa's musical community is creatively rich and diverse.


ESCAPE THE FLOODWATER JUG BAND
Fond of You, from Whiskey Will Fix It

In the 1920's it was the Memphis Jug Band.  In the 1960's it was the Jim Kweskin Jug Band.  In the 21st century, Escape the Floodwater Jug Band keeps the tradition alive while adding its own influences into the mix. The group began as a trio in 2004; equipped with a Do-It-Yourself attitude and songs that bare almost punk rock dynamism with homemade instruments. They have thus far recorded an EP (Take Me Home, 2005) and a full length record (Whiskey Will Fix It, 2006). Today, the band has expanded from a sparse three-piece to a six-piece ensemble. The band totes banjo, washtub bass, ukulele,  washboard, kazoo and other various noise-makers as they wander around this great nation spreading the jug band spirit. The Escape the Floodwater Jug Band is a self proclaimed "Third Wave" jug band. They continue to explore what that could possibly mean. The band is soon to record a new Third Wave Jug Band album with Iowa City's Flat Black Studios. This album will feature musical stylings from Banjo Kellie, Washtub Mark, Old Man Brandt, Washboard Nina, Saw Slingin' Wade, and Skifflin' Swoyer.

Escape the Floodwater Jug Band's website

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