Monday, May 5, 2014

After 43 years, The Jug o' Punch is retiring as a full-time band. You may still see us around on occasion, but we won't be performing as unit on a regular basis. 

You still have a couple of opportunities to see us: Saturday May 17 at The First Congregational Church of Winchendon (4-6) and at The Old Timer in Clinton on Sunday May 18 (5-8).

Thanks for your support for all these years. It's been a blast!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

For those of you not hearty enough to make it to the end of the's what you've been missing:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Holidays

Christmastime at the Old Timer is always festive, and this past Sunday was no exception. If having the good ol' Jug o' Punch on the stage wasn't enough, we also had a visit from Santa Claus! He made the rounds, passing out candy canes to all the kids and having pictures taken with them. (I noticed a few star-struck adults having photos with him as know who you are.) In fact there were quite a number of kids there, of all different ages.
There was one particular little boy who was absolutely enthralled by Eamon's accordion. It got us to thinking: how many times over the years have we been a child's first live band? It's probably happened fairly often at the Old Timer. It's wonderful to look out and see those little pre-verbal ones watching or, even better, bopping along to the music. Then, a few years later, maybe they've learned the 'choreography' for "The Unicorn." The fact that we can entertain both those children and their parents (who may have come to see us when they were kids) is very gratifying and makes us so proud of what we do. Thank you for allowing us to continue doing it.

Happy New Year, all.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Forty-Plus Years and Counting

Jug o' Punch: Playing music that makes the beer taste better for over 40 years.

For a band that's been around for over 40 years, we're still looking remarkably fit. The current line-up is now in the throes of its sixth season together. We managed to get a CD recorded and released earlier this year, which many of our fans have begging for (well...maybe 'begging' is too strong a term) and it came out pretty well, if you ask me. If you're interested, it's called "Sick and Tired of Workin'" and you can buy a download version at CD Baby, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon mp3, and probably a few other places too. Physical CDs are available at The Wexford House in West Boylston MA, The Tinker's Cart in Clinton MA, select Newbury Comics stores around Worcester County, and of course at our live shows.
In a future entry, we plan to present a bit of the history of Jug o' Punch (and 'twill be a fascinating chronicle to be sure), but for now this is just a hello to the blogosphere.
Hello, Blogosphere. I hope we can be friends.