Smut City Jellyroll Society

SMJCThe Smut City Jellyroll Society is a wild and crazy bunch of fun loving musicians playing blues and early jazz from the 1920’s and 1930’s. With a unique sound somewhere between ragtime blues, early jazz and jugband music, the Jellyroll Society keeps it loose and lively with a driving syncopated swing that gets the dancers out on the floor. The music is from a variety of sources: Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, The Harlem Hamfats, Memphis Jug Band, Blind Boy Fuller and others. The Society also has a couple of original tunes in the repertoire with more on the way. The lyrics are fun and a bit on the risqué side. Smut City Jellyroll Society plays shows at some of the finest venues in town and is available for private events and swing dances.

The lineup is somewhat flexible. Listed below are folks who have performed with the Society in recent months:

Doug Shafer—guitar, vocals, Bambazoo kazoo
Charles Pike—drums, vocals, washboard
Paul Evans—soprano sax, melodica, piano, vocals
Chelsea Barnes—vocals, Bambazoo
Jim Delaney—bass, vocals
Russell Gores—bass, drums, vocals
Danielle Smith—banjolele, vocals
Kyle Butz—trombone, jug, vocals, banjo
Andrew Alikhanov—clarinet
Andrew Oliver—trumpet, piano
Pace Rubadeau—trumpet
Teresa Boyd—vocals, banjolele, washboard
Bruce Beaton—percussion, harmonica, whistling, churning the butter, vocals
Dave Hill—accordian, keyboard