Almost four years ago when the Song Writing Game started, the very first genre was none other than Jug Band music! Since then we had done bluegrass and country a few times, but had never touched back on Jug Band, which started it all. Until now! I am not sure what put me in the mood for Jug Band, but it jumped into my mind and I am glad that it did. There were only two songs, but they are both cool. Check them out!
Brian Salapek and Joel Forsgren - Jug Band Muzik
My comments: After taking September off, I had a really hard time getting into the mode to write a song. When I finally did, I had a completely different lead melody picked out, but scrapped it when I improvised the lead you hear in the song now. With that, it lost a lot of it's jug band feel, but I like the song so much more now. I had Joel over who recorded the electric guitar track as well as the banjo intro. All in all, I have to say that this song is one of my favorites. I am really happy and proud of it!
Rene Zansman - Yatzy Pursuit
My comments: Rene went the same route as me, giving his song the jug band feel through a harmonica track. The song itself has Rene's trademark catchy pop punk vibe with an awesome chorus in it, which I really enjoy! And to boot, he kept with the gambling theme by singing about my new favorite fictional game, Yatzy Pursuit. Great job, Rene!