BUCKFIELD – The Half Moon Jug Band is a unique folk group. Members play banjos, guitars and mandolins – and have a drummer and electric bass. They round out their sound with strong vocals, trumpet, kazoo and the occasional raspberry.

Not content to merely play music at their gigs, the band thrives on interaction with its audiences – studding every performance with jokes, stories and mandatory singalongs.

Band members have deep roots in Maine with accents, songs and squeaky rubber lobsters to prove it.

At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, The Half Moon Jug Band will perform at Oddfellow Theater. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children and seniors. Call the box office at 336-3306.

In the summer of 2005, The Half Moon Jug Band released its third, full-length CD, “Jug Band Army.” It’s 15 tracks of fast-paced, frenetic folk music.

One reviewer recently put it this way: ” Jug Band Army is a raucous affair, full of crazy singalongs, oompa-loompa-sounding bass tracks, and lyrics that will have you questioning their sanity (which is, of course, the point).”

For more on the band, log on to www.halfmoonjugband.com.

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