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The Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass
Son of the Original Synthetic Hickey Goodtime Rinky Dink Jugband Inc.
Urban Swampgrass
Hometown Flanders, NJ
Genres Roots, Blues
Band Members Dave Rubin; Jeff Tyler; Jim Vasconcellos; Jared Grubow... » more
Achievements Best-of-100 Best-of-100 Top-10 Top-judger Top-40 Top-40 Top-40 » more
Upcoming Shows None
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# Years Experience Performing Live: 40
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 10
Market Draw: New Jersey: 76-100
Venue History: Albert Music Hall - Waretown, NJ
Opener Experience: Vassar Clements

The Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass Jug actually began many years ago. Rumor has it, that the boys got together for a high school talent show, since at that time no one could play any real instruments, kazoos, jugs, washtub bass, and other...







Reached 31st in Best of Country chart in 2015. In the top 100 for 25 weeks.
Reached 53rd in Best of Country chart in 2014. In the top 100 for 17 weeks.
Top 10 in Folk, August 2013

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Technical Requirements

Guitars: 3 Six String Acoustic, Johnson Metal

Mandolin: Gibson F5

Fiddle: Custom Made

Bass: Hofner Upright, Steampunk Washtub, Kelly 5 String Acoustic Electric

Percussion: Washboards, Old Cans Drum Set, Snare


The Juke: Multiple Jugs, Kazoos, Jews Harp, Harmonicas and The Box of Sound with light up frog

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