Red Hot Juba

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Contact: 802-899-1415 or 802-363-9900


Red Hot Juba live at The Monkey in Winooski from Paul Varricchione on Vimeo.


Red Hot Juba plays Blisterin' Hot Countrified Jazz and Green Mountain Swing. Using a shifting and impulsive mix of styles while carving out an approach all their own,  Red Hot Juba can turn from dynamic jump-blues to bittersweet soul on a dime. With a growing reputation for long, high energy sets, the band will cover a broad and varied expanse of musical ground over the course of an evening, and enjoy the sights along the way.  

D. Davis - A true renaissance musician, D has been playing the guitar for the better part of 25 years. He divides his time between Red Hot Juba, and a never-ending array of side projects and musical and artistic scenarios. D will occasionally show his facility on the mandolin, harmonica, keyboards, and string bass with Juba. eMail me.


Eric Krull -Admitted "song-stealer" and de facto frontman; Eric is on a constant and restless search for new inspiration. He seeks to add a wrinkle to many Juba arrangements, just to keep people on their toes. He is finally breaking through some of his hang-ups and committing to some original song ideas. Don't be afraid if you also see him attempting to shape the minds of the future. eMail me.


What's Juba?  What's a Juba?  The inquiries are many, the answers few.  Perhaps something here will help:

  • "Juba is a thrill ride with an impulsive … score and not an ounce of subtlety or shapeliness."
  • The Juba Skipper (Hesperia juba) male butterfly, native to California (like Brian) is bright orange-brown with a dark border that is toothed inwardly. To await females, males perch in gulches all day.
  • “Juba this and Juba that, Juba chased a yellow cat, Juba up and Juba down, Juba running all around.”
  • “When the law allowed, the juba dance used only a drummer.”
  • “It is unknown why Caesar chose to spare the infant Juba. Perhaps it was due to his age, as he was possibly less than two years old at the time. Another possibility is because of the questionable morality of Caesar”
  • “Social life is extremely important to the Juba. They share a tradition of a daily coffee time. Because wood is expensive and somewhat scarce, animal dung is used as fuel”
  • “When Juba joins your … team, the pieces simply fit together.”
  • “A Juba Dance performance could include counter-clockwise turning, often with one leg raised, stomping and slapping…[and] various steps such as "the Jubal Jew", "Yaller Cat", "Pigeon Wing" and "Blow That Candle Out".”