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Jim Kweskin

Biography

During the 1960s, Jim Kweskin and his jug band were legends on the Folk Revival scene in Cambridge, Mass. Favoring the lighter side of American folk, his live sets were communal, happy affairs -- the very embodiment of the idealistic tendencies of the pre-Summer of Love days. Throughout the '60s and into the '70s, the group put out increasingly popular records until, on the eve of major success, Kweskin broke up the band in a fit of utter coolness. He continued to work as a solo artist and formed the U & I Band in the 1980s, sticking to the catalog of irreverent folk songs for which his cultish group of devotees live.
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