Meredith Moon releases “Starcrossed” with the Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band
Meredith Moon has been described as a gem among the old-time scene for her unusual use of the banjo, combining influences of punk with traditional Appalachian and Irish roots. Besides playing traditional tunes in an often non-traditional style, she also incorporates her own heartfelt-storyteller’s style of songwriting into her performances. Along with a husky, yet soaring voice, she also plays finger-style guitar and sometimes piano for accompaniment.
There’s only two people on stage, but you hear a full band: two lead singers, the interplay of fiddle, jug, and kazoo melodies, guitar, banjolin, and a foot-operated bass instrument.
The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band combines the skill, fun, and spectacle of two one-man bands with a vast repertoire of 1920s & 30s jug band music and two albums’ worth of original material.
Minnie Heart & Bill Howard have played at festivals and venues across Canada, the United States, and Europe, and they always go over like gangbusters.