Jug Band

Jug band employs a jug player and a mix of traditional and home-made instruments.  These home-made instruments are ordinary objects adapted to or modified for making of sound, like the washtub bass, washboard, spoons, stovepipe and comb & tissue paper (kazoo).  In the early days of jug band music, guitar and mandolins were sometimes made from the necks of discarded guitars fastened to large gourds.  The gourds were flattened on one side, with a sound-hole cut into the flat side, before drying. Banjos were sometimes made from a discarded guitar neck and a metal pie plate.