BEER CITY USA - FREE SONG DOWNLOAD
In the spring of 2013, we wrote a song tribute to our home town Grand Rapids and posted a video of the band performing it on YouTube, as the city was competing for the title of 'Beer City USA'. We are certain that the 7 or 8 additional votes that our video inspired were the main reason that Grand Rapids secured the title by a landslide. As our special gift to you, we offer this free download of the song.
May 9 - GRSA 10th Anniversary, Grand Rapids MI, Wealthy Theater 7-11pm
The Grand Rapids Songwriters Alliance will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year by putting on a showcase of local songwriting talent. The Jukejoint Handmedowns will be opening up this show at 7pm with a short set of 4 original songs, and the evening will be full of performances by local songwriters who have had connections with this long time songwriting group. (founding members Nathan James and Tim Foley met at a GRSA meeting in 2010, and still participate in meetings from time to time to try out new material) Tickets are $10 and proceeds will be donated to Wellhouse.
May 17 - 7th Annual Bob Dylan Tribute at Founders, Grand Rapids MI, 9:30pm
Founder's Brewing Company presents the 7th Annual Tribute to Bob Dylan. Featuring performances by Nicholas James and the Bandwagon, Devin and the Dead Frets, The Jukejoint Handmedowns, Ian Gorman and Josh Rose. All Bob Dylan, All Night.
May 30 - Bow Tie Tavern, Sparta MI, 9-1
The Jukejoint Crew has been invited back to the Bow Tie Tavern for a Friday night show in the end of May - Our last appearance here was during one of the coldest and snowiest winter blizzards, and we're looking forward to kicking off the summer season in high style. Time to break out the bow ties again!
June 6, 7 & 8 - Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids MI, Time & Stage TBA
The Jukejoint Handmedowns have been playing this festival for the past three years, and we're hoping to play it again this year, as it frequently proves to be a highlight of the early summer. Watch this space for further details as they get ironed out.
June 19 - Lowell Showboat Sizzlin' Summer Concerts, Lowell MI, 7-9
The Jukejoint Handmedown boys are excited to announce that they will playing this summer at the Lowell Showboat's Sizzlin' Summer Concert Series. Thursday night at the Riverwalk Plaza in Downtown Lowell from 7:00-9:00pm. (for our 'East Side Michigan' fans, this is a half an hour closer, just sayin') Pack a picnic basket and come on down and enjoy the show down on the riverfront. Fun for the whole family!
July 12 - Private Party
October 11 - Private Party : Wedding Reception
Recording News - TWO NEW CDs PLANNED FOR 2014 - The Jukejoint Handmedowns have begun preliminary work on a pair of CD releases for the coming year. One full length 'thematic' CD, and an EP of Christmas tunes in time to stuff your holiday stockings at the end of the year.
'OH ME OH MY!' nominated for three 'JAMMIE AWARDS' -
The Jukejoint Handmedowns have released their follow up CD "Oh Me Oh My!" which we are excited to announce has been nominated for three JAMMIE AWARDS, for 'best Americana album', 'Big Jammie Album of the year' (a category which can be voted on by WYCE listeners), and for 'best Production/Engineering' - NOW AVAILABLE for download at CDbaby (and available as physical discs as well), Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, eMusic, etc -- 14 new songs by the boys, and featuring a few surprise guest appearances.
Meanwhile, our "Multiple Jammie* Nominated" debut CD "Everything But the Squeal" and is still available for $10 at any of our gigs, or you can also find it on iTunes for immediate download, or on Amazon.com, or physical discs and digital downloads are available at CDBaby.com. The disc is currently in the library at local alternative radio station WYCE (give em a call and make a request) and soon to be sent to a radio station near you (If you have a suggestion of where we might fit in, drop us an email with a suggestion). Click on the image below to see a larger version of the cover art. Reviews are In: Check out our demo page to read some of the rave reviews the cd is starting to receive.
*WYCE's local music award, we were one of the top 5 finalists for 'Best Roots Album', and were also nominated for 'Best Song ('Wings of Happenstance')', 'Best New Artist' and 'Album of the Year'.
The Jukejoint Handmedowns were established in 2010 as a duo act by founding members Nathan James and Tim Foley. They describe themselves as a 'Big Tent' American Roots group whose eclectic set list mixes old school country & western, 70's AM pop radio hits, jazz standards, rock and roll, an extensive catalog of original material, and just about anything else that strikes their fancy. Expanding to a trio in 2011 with the addition of Paul Harris on steel guitar, and then to a quartet in 2012 when Craig Van Otteren signed on as Mandolin/3rd Harmony, this entertaining group, with their country/bluegrass instrumentation, three part harmonies and suprising song choices are a hit with young and old alike.