Jim Kweskin Jug Band

John Byrne Cooke


Image No. 64-11N-63: Jim Kweskin Jug Band

1964 Newport Folk Festival

(Left to right) Mel Lyman, Maria D'Amato (soon to be Muldaur), Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Bill Keith

The Jim Kweskin Jug Band was the first of the jug bands formed in the 60s folk revival and it gained the most widespread popularity. Before disbanding in 1968, the Jug Band shared billing in the psychedelic ballrooms of San Francisco with Big Brother and the Holding Company, and the Doors.

Geoff Muldaur and Paul Arnoldi Fritz Richmond on washtub bass Maria D'Amato Maria and Jenni Muldaur Geoff Muldaur on washboard
Lovebirds Onstage Jamming at the 47 Fritz Richmond and Mel Lyman