Jim Kweskin

Today, American folk legend Jim Kweskin releases Never Too Late: Duets With My Friends (StorySound Records). Featuring a collection of 18 recordings and storied collaborations with some of his favorite female musicians, the new album stands as a testament to the generation and genre-spanning brilliance that has defined Kweskin's illustrious career for the past six decades.


Today, six decades after his first release, folk legend Jim Kweskin announces his new album Never Too Late, out January 26th through StorySound Records. The album features captivating duets with some of his favorite female singers, while simultaneously spotlighting the genre- and generation-hopping nature of Kweskin’s musical interests.

Two legends of American folk music have reunited for their first album together since the 60s. Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur were original members of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, a band so important that they directly inspired The Grateful Dead (via Bob Weir), The Lovin' Spoonful, Country Joe & The Fish, heck Janis Joplin opened up for them in San Francisco during the summer of love.

Before smart phones and personal computers, before the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band became the original Americana band, playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz, and rock and roll, perfectly capturing the 1960s mix of exuberant anarchy and heartfelt sincerity.

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