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Coveted Brown Jug Award Goes to Legendary Fiddler Kenny Kosek

Kenny KosekThe Park Slope Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Jamboree's Brown Jug Award is the brainchild of James Reams, a bluegrass musician and bandleader for over 20 years, who conceived of it as a way to recognize people in the Northeast whose impact on the music deserved to be honored but who might be less likely to be recognized by national organizations since for some of them, their impact was regional in nature.

And The Coveted Brown Jug Award Goes to...Drew Smith

James Reams and Drew SmithThe Park Slope Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Jamboree’s Brown Jug Award is the brainchild of James Reams, a bluegrass musician and bandleader for over 20 years, who conceived of it as a way to recognize people in the Northeast whose impact on the music deserved to be honored but who might be less likely to be recognized by national organizations since for some of them, their impact was regional in nature.

Bill Keith Takes Home the Coveted Brown Jug Award

Bill KeithWell folks, once again it’s time for the Park Slope Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Jamboree’s Brown Jug Award. The Brown Jug Award is the brainchild of James Reams, a bluegrass musician and bandleader for over 20 years, who conceived of it as a way to recognize people in the Northeast whose impact on the music deserved to be honored but who might be less likely to be recognized by national organizations since for some of them (unlike this year’s recipient), their impact was only regional in nature.

Bluegrass Personality Carol Beaugard Awarded Brown Jug Honors

Carol BeaugardActress, Bluegrass radio personality and artist Carol Beaugard received the Brown Jug Award at the 14th annual Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Jamboree. This award recognizes her contributions to bluegrass music in the northeast. She follows a list of well known recipients including Stephanie Ledgin, Bill Knowlton, Pat Conte and Doug Tuchman, among others.

The 2012 Brown Jug Award goes to...Peter Stampfel

Peter StampfelWhen "The Anthology of American Folk Music," won the 1997 Grammy as Best Historical Album and for Best Album Notes, Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders and writer of the liner notes, commented backstage when asked if he had plans for his award. "I'm going to put honey on mine and lick it off," he declared. One can only guess what his plans are for the Brown Jug Award!

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