The Jukejoint Handmedowns were established in 2010 as a duo act by founding members Nathan James and Tim Foley. They describe themselves as a ‘Big Tent’ Country & Western group whose eclectic set list mixes classic country covers, tin pan alley & jazz standards, ‘countrified’ pop tunes and original material. Expanding to a trio in 2011 with the addition of Paul Harris on steel guitar, and then to a quartet in 2012 when Craig Van Otteren joined the group on mandolin, this entertaining group continues to provide toe-tappin’, honky tonkin’ fun with their unexpected song choices, harmony vocals and laid-back acoustic instrumental arrangements. Visit their website for upcoming shows and contact information.
The group released their first CD ‘Everything but the Squeal’ in 2012, which received 4 ‘Jammie’ nominations (an award given by the local Grand Rapids independent radio station), and their follow up CD ‘Oh Me Oh My!’ was released in 2013.
Nathan James (guitar, vocals)
Tim Foley (upright bass, vocals)
Paul Harris (pedal steel guitar)
Craig Van Otteren (mandolin, vocals)