“With multiple vocalists, simple rhythms, and classic, down-home roots country music, the Jukejoint Handmedowns bring you to a serene and lax mood. On Everything But the Squeal, they showcase their melancholy songwriting abilities with a lengthy sixteen tracks of straight western country music. It does not get much more roots than that. Bravo to the orthodox songwriting styling; it is truly a trip to the west. The fellows in Jukejoint Handmedowns are a well-seasoned group that is comfortable in their dynamic. If you are looking for some throwback country styling, these boys will not let you down.”
"Channeling all sorts of musical styles through their four-piece country-bluegrass instrumentation, these fine players have taken some of the best elements of the past 20 years of revival-pop music and made a very friendly collection of songs which veer away slightly from the usual Americana-style singer/songwriter stuff and get nearer to old-time country music, tin-pan alley, and dare I say it, sedately Barenaked Ladies-style jazz-influenced acoustic guitar rock. The recording itself is very smooth and intimate, as if the musicians were standing in your living room. Bring your mandolin and road trip down to jukejointhandmedowns.com to check it out."
“The Jukejoint Handmedowns, 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Fountain Stage: Intriguingly, it’s described as “big tent country & western” music. But it’s also wildly entertaining retro-country stuff as their hook-filled debut album, “Everything But the Squeal,” proves.”