Saturday, June 15th from 2pm to 3pm
FREE Summer Concert in the Courtyard – starring YOU!
RJ and the On the Spot Jug Band is made up of Ruth O (on guitar ) and Jim H ( playing banjo, uke and guitar) along with members of the listening audience. A variety of traditional rhythm instruments, including washboards as well as a washtub bass and an actual jug…provide a solid beat to many old time favorite songs, sing-a-longs, just fine for all ages. A bit of background on the instruments is woven through the performance with connections to American roots and heritage. Plenty of newer songs add to the fun as listeners takes turns being part of the band.
Ruth O’Neil and Jim Hammit have performed together (as RJ) as well as solo at libraries, day care centers, schools, festivals throughout Connecticut for over 30 years. They have produced 4 recordings of original and traditional music. Ruth and Jim are owners of the Song-a-Day Music Center in coventry CT which they have operated with a teaching staff of 12 for over 16 years. Ruth teaches piano and guitar at the Center; Jim, guitar, banjo, ukelele and mandolin. Both Ruth and Jim are music instructors in the credit free division of Manchester Community College.