Steel City Jug Slammers are Ramblin' Ricky Tate, Washtub Jay, G.W. Henderson, & Anthony Sutton.
Birmingham’s Steel City Jug Slammers provide audiences with a one of kind experience. From the moment that they take the stage, spectators will immediately take a step back in time. From their appearance, to their instruments, to the old southern banter, this group has all the charm of a century-old traveling music show fresh off the train, and will keep your attention captive from the first time you hear the blow of the jug and pluck of the tub bass.
It may be a lost art, or a piece of music history that has been forgotten over decades of technological advancement in the music industry, but the old fashioned jug band is still alive and well in Birmingham - at least with one particular group of local musicians. The Steel City Jug Slammers made a name for themselves locally about four years ago, hitting the lively Birmingham music scene with a splash, but now, with a new album, extensive touring and the band's recent induction into the Jug Band Hall of Fame, the local band is making a national name for themselves.
The Steel City Jug Slammers are Ramblin' Ricky Tate (Mandolin/ Banjitar), Washtub Jay (Bass), G.W. Henderson (Guitar/ Fiddle), & Anthony Suttonwood (Banjo/ Harmonica). The band has toured the United States and Canada over the last two years and been able to delight audiences with original music from an era mostly forgotten in today's music scene.