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FEATURING: Dan Hicks: vocals, guitar, drums, percussion, jug, bells, autoharp; Austin deLone: vocals, accordion, piano, guitar; Tim Eschliman: vocals, percussion, guitar, kazoo, washtub bass, jaw harp, bells; Paul Rogers: vocals, accordion, piano, mini-xylophone; Jim Rothermel: tenor, soprano & alto sax, clarinet, harmonica, recorder, kazoo, vocals; Lance Dickerson: washboard, drums, vocals; Blake Richardson: washtub bass, string bass, vocals; Notjoe Dewey: harmonica, vocals, percussion; Gregory Leroy Dewey: washboard; with special guests Norton Buffalo, Maria Muldaur, Angela Strehli and Mike Duke.

ENGINEERED BY: Fred Catero and Arjan McNamara
PRODUCED BY: Tim Eschliman
Cover Painting by Mark Keller

It was a momentary lapse of sanity that became a musical holiday tradition. This year The Christmas Jug Band celebrates its 25th Anniversary and the release of its latest CD "UNCORKED." The irreverent CJB crew returns for this collection of soon-to-be seasonal classics led by the great Rogers tune "SANTA LOST A HO." The highly skewed combo of San Francisco/Bay Area notables captures its unique brand of holiday spirit and mirth in this CD song bag stuffed with a holiday mix of jazz, blues, folk and rock n' roll. For a little unconventional seasonal merriment, get "UNCORKED" and celebrate with The Christmas Jug Band.

"...this highly skewed Christmas set is a hoot ....a song bag that pulls from many outlaw quadrants ...a great break from 'Deck the Halls.' "
-- Midwest Record Recap

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  1. Santa Lost A Ho (Perky 2-beat ditty delivering hot news on the big guy)
  2. Santa's Workshop (Elves makin' magic ala Hicks)
  3. Hey Santa! (Eddie Bo meets Randy Newman)
  4. Ain't That Cold? (Skiffle-string band Salvation Army hiring)
  5. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus (Angela Strehli & Maria Muldaur knock down the swingin' R&B holiday classic)
  6. These Christmas Blues (Dare we shuffle off back home?)
  7. Plant A Santa (Hoagy Charmichaelesque tacky tale)
  8. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas (Norton Buffalo with his reading of the Marx Brothers)
  9. Lonesome Reindeer Blues (Christmas is all red, green and BLUES in this Freddie King makeover)
  10. Don't They Know It's Christmas? (Madcap 60s folk-rock flashback reveals the truth about holiday spirit)
  11. Santa, You've Got What It Takes (Brook & Dinah classic decorated for holidays)
  12. Silent Night (Mike Duke lays down the gospel shout on the Huey "Piano" Smith arrangement)
Hear some of the songs at Globe Records.

Media contacts: Tim Eschliman at (877) 456-2301
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Christmas Jug Band online press kit and review posting available here

CDs Available here and at Tower Records, Virgin Records, Borders, Sam Goody/Musicland and See our full list of retail stores that carry CJB CDs

Distribution: City Hall Records San Rafael 415-457-9080

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P. O. Box 750112 PETALUMA CA 94975

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