Reviews for Unjugged, 2017:

"Kweskin virtually single-handedly created what was a significant musical genre in the USA in the early 1960s... Unjugged is an album that may surprise some but should also open doors for many to the power and beauty of traditional, old-school folk music delivered by an absolute master of the genre."
- Iain Patience, Elmore Magazine

"...Still a masterful guitarist and storyteller... effortless, gently driving finger-picking style..."
- Robin Denislow, The Guardian

"This writer immediately warmed to the inter-weaving of musical influences with blues, jug music, jazz and rhythm and blues all featuring at some point."
- 4 stars, Tim Stenhouse, UK Vibe

"Jim sounds as fresh as ever and it's sure to place a smile on your face with his choice collection of classics and some great humour along the way."
- Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK

Reviews for Penny's Farm, 2016:

"What a great CD! I've played it through twice already and will keep listening for a long time. The songs are old favorites, of course, but your singing and arrangements perfectly balance the old traditional sources with just enough contemporary feel to bring them to life today. You can really hear your years of musical - and life - experience in the unhurried, laid back informality, combined with musical precision, that you bring to the material. Great singing, playing and expert backup, too. I hope it reaches a big audience and introduces many new and young players to this timeless music."
- Happy Traum, 2016

"Jug Band Cohorts Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur Reunite on a Collection of American Roots Classics"
- Acoustic Guitar Magazine, 2016

"Song Premier: Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur - 'Fishing Blues'"
- Fretboard Journal, 2016

"Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur: Just As Relevant As They Were Fifty Years Ago"
- New York Music Daily, 2016

"There are only a handful of people who molded the early folk scene in America at the start of the '60s.
And surely one is Jim Kweskin."
- Bentley's Bandstand, The Morton Report, 2016

"An eclectic collection of folk-rooted and folk-branched songs played by a couple of masters whose interpretive skills have aged like fine whiskey."
- Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots/Folk Branches, 2016

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- Jeff Burger, The Morton Report, 2016

"Drawing upon their combined musical knowledge and history of playing blues, traditional, jug band, and contemporary music, this duo makes the timeless feel immediate and necessary, not a mere stroll down nostalgia lane."
- No Depression, The Journal of Roots Music, 2016

"A simple but perfectly executed re-imagining of traditional American grassroots songs."
- Jerome Clark,, 2016


"They're the true masters. They appreciated the irreverence of the music, but they were superb musicians."
- Todd Kwait, filmmaker, "Chasin' Gus' Ghost"

"At the peak of the American folk revival, Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band reintroduced an essential component into folk music: fun."
- Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.,

"This is a musical high point of the folk revival of the '60s, or whatever it was that was going on back then."
- Eugene Chadbourne,

"The rock historian Ed Ward went so far as to place the Kweskin Band alongside the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Byrds as that period's most influential groups."
- Alex Ward, The New York Times

"When it came to jug band music, razzmatazz jazz, and swinging spins on Piedmont blues back in the '60s, Jim Kweskin was top dog. Jim Kweskin's famed Jug Band hot-wired an entire movement that still has a certain impact on the folk scene today."
- Jim Macnie, The Providence Phoenix

Interviews & Reviews:

Claremont Courier: Influential folk artist back to perform in Claremont Music Center, Mick Rhodes, 2018

The Woodstock Times: Jug Band founder Jim Kweskin plays Unison in New Paltz, Frances Marion Platt, 2018

Albany Times Union: He's still singing those Old Songs, Jim Shahen, Jr., 2018

The Journal Now: Jug band man: Jim Kweskin returning to Piedmont roots, Eddie Huffman, 2018

Culver City News: Interview in Fingerpicking Kweskin to perform at Boulevard Music, Gary Komatsu and Gary Mandell, 2018

USA Today: Jim Kweskin's jug band music: A revivalists' revival, 2017

Los Angeles Times: Music Review: Folk musician Kweskin slated to perform at Coffee Gallery, Jonny Whiteside, 2016

Awarded the Spirit of Folk Award, Folk Alliance International, 2014

Boston Globe's Top Concerts of 2013

Boston Globe: The Jim Kweskin Jug Band celebrates its 50th anniversary

Cryptical Reviews: Jim Kweskin Jug Band 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, 2013

Inducted into the Jug Band Hall of Fame,, 2010

Booking: Steve Fugett, Road Warrior Agency,, 615-852-5508

© Jim Kweskin 2012-2016