JUST A REMINDER -- TONIGHT WE'RE AT PORTER'S PUB, 700 Northampton Street, Easton, PA from 10 pm - 1 am. Porter's Pub http://www.porterspubeaston.com/ has one of the best selections of beer in northeast PA, so there's that to look forward to in addition to the music.
ON ANOTHER NOTE: We may be adding a pig roast -- ina Tiki bar no less! -- for Memorial Day weekend. Details next week if it happens.. Meanwhile, a recap of the the upcoming events for the Merry Month of May (so far).
Uke Jackson and the Ginseng Roots Band provide an evening of novelty music played on a unique line up of instruments, including ukulele, bass saxophone, flugelhorn, and a percussion kit that would fill the late great Spike Jones with envy and awe. The band’s motto is “Good time music all the time!” and their song list consists of Tin Pan Alley novelty tunes from the 1920s and 1930s, jug band music, traditional New Orleans style jazz (with vocals), and a handful of originals. Dressed in their trademark seersucker, ice cream suits, and Panama hats, this band delivers a delightful mix of hot roots tunes and sweet croons.
In addition to Uke Jackson on vocals, ukulele and guitar, the line up of multi instrumentalists includes JJ Peppers on saxophones, contrabass clarinet, and slide whistle; Chris McMillan on cornet, flugelhorn, trumpet, melodica, and guitar; and Lee "Thunderstix" Scott on cymbals, drums, lids from pots and pans, gongs, and a 1920s set of Mongolian monkey skulls salvaged from a pawn shop in New Orleans years ago.
Friday May 6, Porter’s Pub
10 pm – 1 am
700 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042
Friday, May 13, Fernwood Resort
6:30 pm - 9:30 in the Victorian Room
We play before and after the 7 pm screening of GASLAND
a community service gig
STOP THE FRACKING!
Bushkill, PA 18324
Sunday, May 15, Pattenburg House
3 pm – 7:30 pm
512 County Road 614
Asbury, NJ 08802-1342 (take the Pattenburg exit off route 78)
Sunday May 29, Cherry Valley Vineyards
1 pm – 5 pm
Cherry Valley Vineyards
*This is a duo gig featuring Uke Jackson on ukulele and vocals and JJ Peppers on saxophone and bass clarinet. We are the Working Class Bohemians. Other band members will likely join us, then we’ll be Uke Jackson & the Ginseng Roots Band. Either way – all Vipers welcome!