Tuesday, March 22, 2016
John Theisen, the lead singer of the Bloody Jug Band, ordered some cards with a sketch I did of the band at Fringe. We met behind The Hour Glass (480 S Ronald Reagan Blvd Longwood, FL) where we made the exchange. I decided to stay to watch the first set and have a drink. There must have been a comic con convention in town because folks at the next table were dressed in Star Wars regalia. i wish they had made it into the sketch, but they sat down after the scene was blocked in.
The Bloody Jug Band draws inspiration from historic Jug bands of the 1920’s and 30’s as well as the darker side of Blues and Rock n’ Roll, The Band carves out its own niche in a genre of music that has never seen such a bloody incarnation. Their high energy dark themed music is quite addictive. I love that tips go into a tiny coffin. Salvador Dali overlooked the performance with a smirk as if in approval of the sinister, surreal lyrics and driving beat.