South Austin Jug Band – Fox Theater, CO

While a blog post on their Myspace page dated December 09, 2008 said that after nearly a decade of music the South Austin Jug Band would be no more, they are still in the process of finishing up a few dates in Colorado with a final gig in Austin at the end of the month.

The five-piece bluegrass-esque jam band played their first and only show in Boulder at the Fox Theater, sharing the bill with the White Iron Band and Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband.


The Trek Of Beandip Perkins

Ghost

James Hyland (who as the front man did all the night’s talking) said, “We’re the South Austin String Band. It’s great to finally get to play in Boulder, it’s our first time. Thank you all for coming out.” He said they had a “brand new record available called ‘Strange Invitation’ this is the first song off it.”

Come to Me

“Ladies and gentlemen, all the way from Austin, Texas, on mandolin, that’s Mr. Dennis Ludiker. Here’s another he wrote, it’s called ‘Overdriving the Mike.'”

Over Driving the Mike

Dive Bar

“We put this next one on our record, this is the one song we did not write. It’s a Beck tune, I don’t know if there are any Beck fans here tonight. It’s called ‘Jackass.'”

Jackass

“This next one is our best bar trick, it’s one called ‘Twin fiddles.’ There’s an old Texas saying that if you don’t like twin fiddles you’re a terrorist. It’s an old Django Rinehart song, gypsy jazz number.”

Minor Swing

“Brian and Dennis on the twin fiddles. We’re gonna do a country song.”

You Were the Fool (Ween)

“Thank you so much. We’ve got time for a couple more, you guys are a wonderful audience. Thank you so much for giving us a listen, we’re your South Austin Jug Band. We’re gonna do a train song.”

Chicago

Reprise

Their set list had a few more songs on it, including Po’ Boys in the Glovebox but they did not play an encore.

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Photos by Nichole Wagner

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