In fact, the Roanoke Jug Band never used a jug as an instruments - only on shows, they put a jug on the stage (for the novelty effect). The band consisted of railroad workers of Roanoke, Virginia, to play on weekend barn dances and other events. In 1929, OKeh invited the band to record a session, which produced two singles. This were the band's only recordings, although they continued to play around Roanoke well into the 1930s. Old-time fans may recognize the band name, for a new old-time band called the "New Roanoke Jug Band" is playing today and released several albums.
Here are some of the original band's songs:
1. Johnny Lover
2. Triangle Blues