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More music!! - Rag Day II coming soon… Remember Rag Day I? https://bonesjugs.bandcamp.com/album/rag-day
BONESSTOCK - The 3rd annual Bonesstock will take place Saturday, July 16th, outdoors, at The Iron Post in Urbana, IL. An all ages, block party style, one day music festival with 6 musical acts. Featuring co-headliners, Devil In A Woodpile, from Chicago, and yours truly, Bones Jugs!  To catch all the updates be sure to check out the facebook …
“Don’t Waste a Drop” Album Release - On April 30th, at The Accord in Champaign, IL, we’re releasing our second full length album, Don’t Waste A Drop! Along with Multimodal Productions (Urbana, IL) we dropped a state-of-the-art-one-of-a-kind home studio smack dab in the middle of our living room and rehearsal space. We spent two weeks laying down tracks. The album is made …
Bones Jugs added to the 16th annual Summer Camp Music Festival Lineup! - We’re excited to join Summer Camp Music Festival this coming Memorial Day Weekend in Chillicothe, Illinois! This is the 16th anniversary and we can’t wait to see who else will be on the lineup with us! The 16th annual Summer Camp Music Festival will take place May 27th – 29th, 2016 at Three Sisters Park …
New Year’s 2015! - This year we’ll be putting on a special New Year’s show in downtown Urbana, IL at the history Iron Post. Joining us on the bill will be Paul Kotheimer, Kenna Mae, The Hot Iron String Band, and Dill Pickles. The show will start around 9 PM.  Attendees can expect a packed bill of acoustic music …
Welcome to our newest member, Meagan Gillis - We’re excited to announce Meagan Gillis will be joining our team as the new principal xylophonist. Meagan comes hot off the streets of New York where she’s been earning a living busking in the subway. She brings a wealth xylophone experience to the team and has so far done an exceptional job assimilating our material. …
Tha Crossroads - We’re excited to share our recording of “Tha Crossroads”. On April 23, 1996, up and coming rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony released Tha Crossroads. This innovative track blended rap and R&B, combining their signature staccato rap style with touching lyrics about losing a loved one. The song surged through the Billboard charts, reaching #1 on the Hot …
Exit T-Pan - Friends, we have some bittersweet news. One of our beloved percussionists, Tim Berg, will be leaving Bones Jugs N Harmony to pursue a career in music education. Although we will miss Tim, we are happy for him, and excited about the future of Bones Jugs! He will be joining us on a limited number of …
February March Tour -   We’re changing the oil, applying a fresh coat of Rain-X and packing our bags for our February-March tour.  After a few weeks off we’re coming out fresh with a string of big Midwest shows before we turn South and head for the Bayou. Then we’re swinging through Texas before turning North and then West …
Party’s in the Kitchen Released! - We’re pleased to announce: Party’s in the Kitchen, our debut album, is now available for streaming and download. After playing over 150 shows since forming in 2013, Bones Jugs N Harmony is putting out our first major music release. Fan favorites such as Wiggle Ya Bones, Sunday Mornin Blues, and the title track Party’s in …

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Bones Jugs’ second full length album was released April 30th! Listen to a sample below or the full album here!

Upcoming Shows

  • December 9, 2016 Richmond, VA: Poe's Pub
  • December 10, 2016 Washington D.C.: Electric Maid
  • December 13, 2016 Greenbelt, MD: New Deal Cafe
  • December 15, 2016 New York City, NY: Rockwood Music Hall
  • December 16, 2016 Princeton, NJ: Barn Burners Concert Series

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About Bones Jugs

From the depths of Urbana, IL Bones Jugs has emerged as the premier xylophone driven roots Americana act in the country. With bones, jug, xylophone, kazoos, resonator guitar, 6-string banjo, upright bass, trap kit, horns, washboard and a medley of knick-knacks and noise makers Bones Jugs conjures up their eclectic acoustic sound. It’s a 21st century spin on early American music, that includes, but is not limited to, ragtime, dixieland, jugband, bluegrass, blues, string band, skiffle, spasm, swing and more. Whether it be with original songs, with hidden gems of the written or recorded archives, or with their own take on modern music, Bones Jugs places their unique stamp on everything they play. If you’re looking for a sound that you’ve heard around town, Bones Jugs may let you down, if you expect the unexpected you’ll get just what you expected!