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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 …
New Website! - We’re relaunching bonesjugs.com. Check back for more updates on shows, press, news, and other bits of bones of wisdom.

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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

  • July 30, 2016 Manhattan, IL - Down on the Farm Music Festival
  • August 4, 2016 Kansas City, MO: Davey's Uptown Rambler's Club
  • August 6, 2016 Columbia, MO: Rose Music Hall
  • August 7, 2016 Springfield, IL: Bourbon St. Bar with Metafonics and Like...With Jetpacks)
  • August 12, 2016 Hillsboro, WI: People Fest

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About Bones Jugs

Bones, jug, xylophone, kazoos, resonator guitar, upright bass, trap kit, horns, and all
sorts of noise makers. These are just some of the instruments Bones Jugs use to conjure up
their eclectic acoustic sound. The group offers a musical experience that can be enjoyed on
street corners, in corn fields, on the beach, in a living room, amplified in a club, and just about
anywhere else. A frenzy of frivolity! A marvel of merriment! A 21st century throwback to 1920’s
ragtime, a new­-agey jugband twist, an indescribable sonic carnival. In short, it’s just loads of
fun!

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