KC Moaners

Jug band music originated in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1890's, when groups formed making music on common household items like washboards, washtubs & jugs. Heavily influenced by Ragtime and early jazz , these bands created a rhythmic, rough, rollicking sound that was perfect for street performance, and entertaining crowds at the the Kentucky Derby ... As the sound caught on, jug bands traveled on the riverboats up and down the Mississippi, from Louisville to New Orleans .. Memphis, Tennessee, a major hub, was where jug bands had their heyday .. The Memphis's Beale Street district in the early 1900's became a mecca for blues musicians and the perfect place for jug band music to take hold.. Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers, Memphis Jug band, Mississippi Sheiks, to name a few...

We, the K.C. Moaners, try to stay as close to this traditional sound and energy as we are able, honoring the time, place & people who created it...

--Jim Chapin


"Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy"
featuring Deck Nieforth on Harmonica and Vocal.

Visit their website at http://www.reverbnation.com/kcmoaners

2019 - 20 Season

Thursday, January 17th from 8:30-10:30pm
KC Moaners: A Jug Band--Jim Chapin: Guitar, Jug, Kazoo, Vocals; Greg Andreozzi: Washboard and other percussion; Kevin Collins: Blues Harp,Kazoo, Ukulele, and Vocals; Dave Haller: Jug, Mandolin and Vocals; Deck Nieforth: Harmonica, Kazoo,Spoons, Washtub Bass

Location: Nick-A-Nees,
Friday, February 15, 2019, 7:30-9pm
KC Moaners: A Jug Band Performance

Location: Brooklyn Tea House, 209 Douglas Avenue, Providence, RI
Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:30-9pm
KC Moaners: A Jug Band Performance

Location: Tavern Hall, 1800 South Road corner Rte. 138, just East of URI entrance, Kingston Village, RI
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 2-3pm
KC Moaners: Mardi Gras Private Performance

Location: Berkshire Place, 455 Douglas Avenue, Providence, RI
Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:00-9pm 7-9pm. No cover. Refreshments available.
KC Moaners: A Jug Band Performance

Location: Brooklyn Tea House, 209 Douglas Avenue, Providence, RI
Saturday, March 16, 2019. St. Patrick's Day
KC Moaners: A Jug Band Performance: Private House Party, Providence, RI.

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8:30-11pm
KC Moaners: A Jug Band Performance

Location: Nick-A-Nees,
Friday, April 19, 7:00-9pm. 7-9pm. No cover. Refreshments available.
KC Moaners: A Jug Band Performance

Location: Brooklyn Tea House, 209 Douglas Avenue, Providence, RI
Friday, May 3, 2019
KC Moaners

Location: 46 UndergroundPVD, Providence, RI
Saturday, May 4, 2019, Free Workshops 6-7pm; Concert 7-10:30pm., $20 advance, $25 door
First Annual Great Northeast Jug Band Festival Featuring Too Tight Jug Band; High Maintenance Jug Band; KC Moaners; Outrageous Fortune; Busted Jug Band Hot food, cold drinks, sizzling tunes! For more information, acarts.org/jug-band-festival

Location: Arlington Masonic Temple, 19 Academy Street, Arlington, MA 02476
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 1pm-
KC Moaners and French Connection Performances - Private Party, Providence, RI 02906

Sunday, May 26, 2019, -9pm
KC Moaners and Scruffy Aristocrats

Location: Newscafe, Pawtucket, RI
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 2:45pm
PVD Mini-Fest, Downtown Providence
KC Moaners: A Jug Band Performance

Friday, June 21. 2019. 6:30-9pm. Snacks and soft drinks available. No cover.
KC Moaners: A Jug Band Performance

Location: Brooklyn Tea House, 209 Douglas Avenue, Providence, RI
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 3-7pm
KC Moaners Jug Band and others Performance

Location: Farmer’s Market, Dexter Park, 85 Parade Street at Hudson Street, Providence, RI 02908
Saturday, August 10, 2019, 7pm-1am. KC Moaners featured 7-7:45pm.
ERB (Extraordinary Report Band)) 10th Anniversary Party
Also the Big Blitz (Pittsburgh), ERB, Scruffy Aristocrats, All-Girl Rock Band, etc.

Location: The Fete Music Hall, 103 Dyke Street, Providence, RI 02909
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Private Pot Luck Jug Band Party. Second Annual Lakeside Summer Celebration! All ages welcome.
KC Moaners and the Too Tight Jug Bands.

KC Moaners and others

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 1-4pm
Harry’s BYO outdoor Summer Picnic and Old Time Jam
KC Moaners and others
Location: South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street, Narragansett, RI
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 5-9pm. Free.k
Fox Point Community Garden Harvest Party

Location: Portuguese-American Social Club, 35 Sheldon Street, Providence, RI 02906
Directions: From downtown Providence, take Wickenden Street East, first left onto Benefit Street, first right onto Sheldon Street. (No parking in the driveway, please.) Street parking and at Adler’s.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Woodstock Democratic Party
KC Moaners Performance
Location: Woodstock Hill Inn, Woodstock, Conn.
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 7pm.
KC Moaners Jug Band Performance: Jim Chapin on Guitar, Kazoo and Vocals; Greg Andreozzi on Washboard; Kevin Collins on Blues Harp,Ukulele and Vocals; Deck Nieforth on Kazoo, Harmonica, Spoons,Washtub Bass, and Vocals.

Location: The Pumphouse, Wakefield, RI
Friday, January 3, 2020, 7-10pm
KC Moaners Trio Performance

Location: South County Tavern Hall, South Kingston, RI
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 12:45pm
KC Moaners and EOB meeting on East Side of the new Providence Pedestrian Bridge to march across en masse to Downtown for our Tinman, Greg Andreozzi.

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