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The Misery Jackals are a fun, energetic band that makes acoustic instruments do what you never expected. Being lovers of punk rock, bluegrass, blues, country, roots, and various forms of ethnic musical styles, they put together a sound that embodies what they’d like to hear. The result is a hoedown! Bluegrass punk or folk punk or what ever you want to call it, one guy said it was the kind of music he wished played in his head all day.
The Misery Jackals’ write songs to live by… or rather a roadmap to avoid the common pitfalls of life. Most songs are based on real people and circumstances. They are known to perform their own take on their favorite punk or disco songs. Their live performance is paired nicely with alcoholic beverages and folks who like to dance. A good time is the goal, every time.
The ensemble's lineup currently consists of the following members:
Tim Burrows (Doghouse Timmy) - contrabass, vocals
Bill Corgan (Capt. Beargrease) - banjo, percussion, vocals
Jeff Selzer (Beaner Nix) - guitar, kazoo, vocals
Ben Shuber (Shubes) – accordion, washboard
Eric Baltrinic (The Consultant) – drums, backing vocals