G Burns Jug Band

Clinton Davis: Banjo, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Anders Larsson: Percussion | Batya MacAdam-Somer: Fiddle, Vocals | Jonathan Piper: Tuba, Vocals | Meghann Welsh: Accordion, Banjo, Vocals

Genre: Blues & Soul

RIYL: Chet & the Committee, Stoney B Blues, Walter Trout, Eric Clapton, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Jeffrey Joe Morin, Robin Henkel, Jim Kweskin, Del McCoury, Beausoleil, Frank Fairfield, the Americans, the Earl Brothers

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Inception: San Diego, 2012

Influences: Earl McDonald, Clifford Hayes, Charlie Burse, Will Shade, Gus Cannon, Memphis Minnie, Sarah Martin, Ma Rainey, W.C. Handy, Charlie Poole, Gid Tanner, Ahaz Augustus Gray, Sam Chatmon, Lonnie Chatmon, Bo Carter, TC Johnson, Tom Nelson, Porkchop


Led by multi-instrumentalist and native Kentuckian Clinton Davis, who grew up hearing jug band music in its birthplace of Louisville, the G Burns Jug Band plays old American music, including urban blues, mountain fiddle, and popular music of the nineteen-twenties and thirties.

In August 2013, the band launched their residency at Black Cat Bar, the G Burns Barn Dance, held the first Saturday of every month. They were nominated for San Diego Music Award in 2015, for their album The Southern Pacific & the Santa Fe.



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