Treasured Bay Area holiday favorites the Christmas Jug Band announce list of upcoming gigs and a new single for the 2021 holiday season. For 40 years, the Christmas Jug Band has brought together some of the Bay Area’s most talented and beloved musicians for a yearly dose of tongue-in-cheek seasonal holiday hijinks, good cheer, and great music. Featuring long standing band members Austin de Lone (Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, The Well Known Strangers); Gregory Leroy "Duke Dagreeze" Dewey (County Joe & the Fish, Marty Balin); Tim Eschliman (Commander Cody, Etta James); Paul Rogers (Those Darn Accordions); Snakebite Jacobs (Kinky Friedman, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Rhythmtown-Jive); and Blake Richardson (Bobby Hebb, Hot House); this year’s performances will also include the additions of Candy Girard (Jerry Garcia Band).
The Christmas Jug Band will be playing all the favorites as well as their new single “Christmas on the Moon,” an all-acoustic send-up of the newfound elitist escapism mindset and blends Americana, roots-rock, gospel, Moog Theremin synth, rich acoustic violin, piano and more. The instant classic will join a long list of original seasonal hits like “Santa Lost a Ho,” “Mistletoe Jam” and more. The Christmas Jug Band’s live performances feature these along with a raucous repertoire of original songs, parodies of unlikely classics, and Jug Band-izations of seasonal favorites. “Christmas on the Moon” is available on all music streaming platforms (Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube, Soundcloud, Pandora, Apple Music, and more) and will be available for purchase on USB Music Card -- bundled with the Christmas Jug Band’s latest album Live From The West Pole – at all upcoming shows and on GlobeRecords.com.
The list of upcoming shows Christmas Jug Band shows includes:
Ruhstaller Farm Brewery, Farm & Live Music (all ages)
When: Friday, Dec. 17, 5 p.m.
Where: 6686 Sievers Rd, Dixon, CA, 95620
Tickets: Suggested donation $10, available at the door
The Big Easy Petaluma (all ages)
When: Saturday, Dec. 18, 7p.m.
Where: The Big Easy, 128 American Aly, Petaluma, CA 94952
Tickets: $20, available online and at the door
Reel & Brand in Sonoma (all ages)
When: Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
Where: Reel & Brand, 401 Grove St., Sonoma CA 95476
Tickets: $15, available at the door
Freight & Salvage in Berkeley (all ages)
When: Tuesday, Dec. 21, Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Where: Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Downtown Berkeley
Tickets: $8-$16, available online at TheFreight.org
Sweetwater in Mill Valley (all ages)
When: Wednesday, December 22 at 8 p.m.
Where: Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley
Tickets: $25, available online at SweetwaterMusicHall.com
For more info on the Christmas Jug Band, tickets and more, please visit christmasjugband.com/live.shtml.
Covid-19 policy for all shows: proof of Covid-19 vaccination required and face masks worn (when not eating and/or drinking).