Amie video

Radio Song

Radio Song video


4 videos


December 2019


Hamilton Park

Jersey City

Hey Good Lookin'

Hey Good Lookin' video


Country Roads video

06 Deep River Blues.mp3Back Porch Jugband
00:00 / 04:19

Deep River Blues

07 Jug Band Music.mp3Back Porch Jugband
00:00 / 05:01

Jug Band Music

05 Blues in the Bottle.mp3Back Porch Jugband
00:00 / 04:20

Blues in the Bottle

01 Wild About My Lovin'.mp3Back Porch Jugband
00:00 / 05:24

Wild About My Lovin'






The Back Porch Jugband began in 2015 on an actual porch during a jam session. John LaSala (Doylestown), Gary P. Cohen (Lambertville) and Mark Toman (Flemington) found their taste in music and skills complemented each other and so they began a journey that has proven quite successful. They find that not only are they booked most weekends, but they often play back-to-back gigs. Admittedly, the BPJB is a niche band, but that probably accounts for their success. Their roots are authentic Americana jug band tunes, but they mix in 60's/70's classic rock, folk songs, country tunes, and the blues, all played in a jug band style on their eclectic array of instruments.  In addition to acoustic and electric guitars, the boys play Dobro, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, autoharp, washtub bass, washboard, flute, bowed Psaltery, kazoo, an actual saw, and of course, a jug. However, two much-needed instruments were missing - a fiddle and harmonicas - and as fate would have it they found both in one player - Gene Taylor (Doylestown). In 2020, Mark Toman was replaced by Steve Miller (Doylestown) on washtub and percussion. The quartet can be heard all over Hunterdon and Bucks Counties, and often venture to such exotic locales as Jersey City and Philadelphia! Equally at home in a coffee shop as in a restaurant and bar, at a Farmer's Market or a private party, as part of a festival or at a winery, the Back Porch Jugband has become a staple of the local music scene.


"The Back Porch Jugband is a truly wonderful group of musicians. They recently came to Daniel's Music Foundation to perform as Keynote Artists in our Underground series. The performance was awesome and the band was very easy to work with. At Daniel's Music, we work primarily with the disabled population, and the four musicians that make up this jug band were compassionate and connected effortlessly with our group. Our participants not only loved the set (filled with both new and old favorites alike), but also the educational component of learning about a variety of instruments that they don't encounter every day. Our participants are still talking about the evening almost a week later. Thank you so much for coming and sharing your talents with us! I would recommend these guys to anyone. They are talented, easy going and incredibly doesn't get much better than that!"

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