HARDSCRABBLE

HARDSCRABBLE

BandAmericanaAcoustic

HARDSCRABBLE is Chicago's own jugless jug band.

Biography

The three members of HARDSCRABBLE are completely steeped in American Roots music, and they have over 75 years of collective musical experience between them. Often called a "jugless jug band", HARDSCRABBLE creates an exciting, energetic and entertaining blend of Americana drawn primarily from jazz, ragtime, gospel, folk, and country music from the 1920s and '30s. Combining professionalism, humor, and a pure love of roots music, HARDSCRABBLE delivers the goods.

Discography

Demo CD available upon request.

Set List

The music of HARDSCRABBLE draws primarily from jazz, ragtime, gospel, folk, and country music from the 1920s and '30s. A Cab Calloway tune might be followed by an old gospel shout. High-energy ragtime follows a calypso number. Classic country preceeds a slow drag. With HARDSCRABBLE, variety and fun are the name of the game.