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Come on out to the Hop Shoppe (372 Van Duzer street, Staten Island, NY) Friday, August 30th for the Wahoo Skiffles Crazies at Brian McGowan’s newest art exhibit, SYNCHRONICITY, at 8pm! Be there! Music! Art! Burgers! BEER!!!!!



*UPDATE* This show is canceled folks, sorry!!!

Come and join us on Sunday, July 28th at the Corner House BBQ (102 Lincoln Ave. Staten Island, NY) for a crawfish boil and good times! Two sets that evening, starting at 6pm! Come hungry!!!



We are back at the 37th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade (Surf Ave. Coney Island, Brooklyn NYC) on Saturday June 22nd, and once again performing on the 2018 parade-winning WU-TANG CLAMS float from Staten Island, NY. The fun starts at 10am, but come early to grab a good spot! For more info on the parade click here.


Staten Island Arts invites you to their Art, Beer & Cheese event at Crafthouse (60 Van Duzer st. Staten Island, NY) in collaboration with Kills Boro Brewing Company on June 4th, 7pm-10pm.
Support your local arts council and enjoy the special beer & cheese pairings created for this celebration!

In addition to a special beer & cheese menu, there is an exciting line-up of live music by Wahoo Skiffle Crazies, The Sherwood Project, and Pastel. Also DJ sets from Maker Park Radio, art for sale by local artists and raffle baskets!

Early Bird tickets (limited to first 30 tickets): $40
Regular ticket price: $45
VIP ticket includes early access + Kills Boro Brewery Tour + a special gift from SI Arts (limited to first 20 tickets): $60
All ticket purchases and donations from sponsors and participating artists are tax-deductible.

Get your tickets here and support local artists!



Our favorite local brewery, Flagship Brewing Co (40 Minthorne St. Staten Island, NY), is having us back for another awesome event! Saturday, May 18th, we’ll be there to play sometime during the festivities! More info to follow…


We are back at the JibberJazz “Some Kind of Jam” Festival, April 26 - 28, 2019 (Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972)…

A full weekend music & camping festival, featuring over 20 bands, 3 stages, solo artists, food & craft vendors, late‑night indoor jams, kids activities, light shows, fire performances, parades, yoga workshops, a musical madness improv stage and much more.

Click here for ticket info!


Right smack in the middle of the winter blues, on the second week of February, musicians will gather in down home fashion to play Jug Band music. Two nights of old and new songs by old and new bands celebrating a tradition of gettin' down.

Friday 2/15 - 8:00pm
Little Nora Brown - The Queens of Everything - Steel City Jug Slammers - Crisco Dreams

Saturday 2/16 - 8:00pm
Dirdy Birdies - Wahoo Skiffle Crazies - The New Found Country Homebodies - Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues

At Jalopy Theatre and School of Music (315 Columbia St. Brooklyn, NYC). Click here for tickets.



With the recent appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade and access to sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion are in jeopardy. And if Roe falls, New York’s abortion laws are so outdated that we won’t be adequately protected here unless we pass the Reproductive Health Act this legislative session. We’ve got work to do to make sure Staten Island lawmakers step up and support access to sexual and reproductive healthcare. Join Move Forward Staten Island for Rock n’ Roe, a community benefit concert to support both Move Forward Staten Island and Planned Parenthood of NYC’s Staten Island Health Center.

Wahoo Skiffle Crazies
Universe Ignore Her
And more!

Saturday, Jan 12th. 1pm-5pm at Flagship Brewery (40 Minthorne Street SI, NY)

General Admission: $15 in advance/$20 at the door
Generous Donor's Ticket: $50 (includes sign-making)
Event Sponsor: $150 and up!
Save time and money at the door. Buy your tickets today here!





Join us Dec 13th at 7pm, for a musical evening celebrating the release of the Songs of Our Sea compilation CD, featuring Sri Lankan kandyan drumming, Egyptian bambotih, Staten Island sea shanties, and more! This concert brings together a sampling of the CD’s (and the borough’s) water-imbued artists to navigate the sonic channels of Water, Rhythm, and Life on Staten Island. You won’t want to miss this special show in our intimate ArtSpace gallery (7 Navy Pier Ct, Staten Island, NY 10304 ). Please RSVP your ticket here to reserve your seat. Space is limited!

The evening’s artists will include:

Seetha Wickramasuriya - Sri Lankan kavi poems
Uthpala Eroshan, Dilhan Pinnagoda, & Indika Udaya Kumara - Sri Lankan Kandyan drumming
Bob Wright - American sea shanties and roots-based originals
Mohamed Abuarab, Said Emam, & Said Fahmy - Egyptian portside folkloric music
Wahoo Skiffle Crazies - American folk and jug band music
United States Sierra Leonean Drum Ensemble - Sierra Leonean traditional drumming
Gayle Heyward Duo - African American spirituals

CD cover artist, Keri Sheheen, will be there selling her Staten Island themed work. And, of course, you’ll be able to buy your very own copy of Songs of Our Sea in person that evening.

Songs of Our Sea is made possible through the generosity of the New York State Regional Economic Development Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council; Con Edison; the Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation; and Investors Foundation.



Sunday, Oct 28th, come and join us for a spooooooky set at the Historic Richmond Town Halloween celebration! The event starts at 11am, is FREE, and features a chilling atmosphere, food trucks, beer and wine trucks, games, s’mores on an open fire, live music, and more! Your favorite haunted jug band will be performing at 6:30pm by the Guyon Tavern. All proceeds from this event go to funding the rebuilding of the Tavern. Historic Richmond Town is located at 441 Clarke Avenue Staten Island, New York 10306


The summer may be over, but the free concert fun is far from done! On Saturday, October 14th, thanks to the generous support of the Richmond County Savings Foundation, you’ll get to groove to the tunes from local favorites, WAHOO SKIFFLE CRAZIES, - plus play games, eat delicious food, enjoy a beer and wine tasting from Flagship Brewery and Honor Wines, and more!!! At Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island NY), on the South Meadow Lawn, 4pm-6pm, admission: FREE


Come and check us out at the 2018 Staten Island West Fest at Westerleigh Park (Woodbridge Place 140 Neal Dow Ave), Saturday, September 15th, on the main stage at 12:35pm. West Fest is Staten Island's Original Roots Music Festival. Featuring Folk, Country, Blues and Americana music by 16 musical acts on 3 stages. Plus 40 crafters, Local Artists and Free Children's Activities including Pony Rides and Face Painting. Also Great Raffles. Something for everyone. So bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a great day in beautiful Westerleigh Park. FREE EVENT!!!


Kick back with a blanket or a beach chair for Staten Island Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardern's FREE summer concerts!  With the generous support of the Richmond County Savings Foundation, you’ll get to groove to tunes from your favorite local bands with your friends and family—plus play games, eat delicious food, enjoy a beer and wine tasting from Flagship Brewery and Honor Wines, and more. 

We'll be playing the Saturday, August 11th show (7pm-9pm), and joined by our good friends from Pennsylvania, psychedelamericana band, Weathervane!

*UPDATE* This show has been cancelled do to thunderstorm warnings and will be postponed to a later date, check back in for more information as it develops... HOWEVER, we will be playing later that night, with Weathervane, at Marie's Gourmet (977 Victory Blvd. Staten Island, NY) at 11pm! 



Join us as we cruise down the streets of Coney Island, Brooklyn NYC, playing jug band tunes and hip hop covers on the Wu Tang Clams float at the 36th Annual Mermaid Parade!!! It's a FREE event on Saturday, June 16th, starting at 1pm!

* The Parade will start at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue
* The Parade will roll east to West 10th Street
* At West 10th Street the Parade will turn south towards the boardwalk
* Cars and Motorized Floats continue down Surf Ave. passing W. 10th Street and exit the parade.
* At the Boardwalk, the marchers and push-pull floats will turn west and head towards West 17th St.
* At Steeplechase Plaza, the Parade will disband.

Immediately after the last participant passes the review stand (approximately 4pm) at West 19th and Surf Avenue, parade founder Dick D. Zigun leads the King (Neil Gaiman) and Queen (Amanda Palmer) procession from the review stand at 19th and Surf Avenue, through MCU Parking lot to the beach for the official Beach Ceremony and opening of the ocean for the summer swimming season. 




This is it! Our favorite show of the year (not to say that we don't love them all), and certainly one of our most popular shows, The Tavern Concerts at Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island, NY.  Saturday, March 24th  -two sets-  6pm and 8pm!  For tickets head over to


We return to one of the best venues and stages in all of NYC, Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn. We're on a double bill with Buck & A Quarter Quartet. The show starts at 9 p.m. and only $10 gets you a ticket for the whole evening. There's a great bar in the theatre, and next door in Jalopy Tavern, there's a bar AND a full menu. Why not make an evening of it?!?



On Saturday, Jan 6th, at 5pm please join Move Forward Staten Island for an afternoon of music, beer (and community building with proceeds to support two local immigrant rights organizations; El Centro del Inmigrante and La Colmena - Community Job Center) at Staten Island's own Flagship Brewery (40 Minthorne St. Stten Island, NY).

Captain Ahab & The Sea Crackens
Wahoo Skiffle Crazies
Joan Caddell & The Midnight Choir
Bob & Ruth
And more!

General Admission: $10 in advance/$15 at the door
Generous Donor's Ticket: $50
Event Sponsor: $150 and up! 
Save time and money at the door. Buy your tickets today!

Those who give at the event sponsor rate will be listed and thanked on social media. Event Sponsor businesses are welcome to send logos to

Sustainable Staten Island
J. Verdi Law, LLC


Get ready to party and ring in the New Year with the Wahoo Skiffle Crazies at Marie's Gourmet (977 Victory Blvd. Staten Island, NY)!!! The night starts at 9pm ($40 before midnight, $20 after) and includes open bar, champagne toast, and food! And not only is your favorite jug band playing, but so is J-Fed, and The Stayouts. Pus DJ Pauly B will be spinning records all night long!!!



Come and join your favorite jug band and their special guests Nick Guglielmo and Madame Daggers on this Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday November 25th @10:30pm, at The Hop Shoppe (372 Van Duzer St. SI, NY)



We're back at DOGWOOD (47 E Main St. Beacon, NY) on Friday, August 4th, at 10pm! For the city folks that's about an hour and a half by car or just take the Metro North to Beacon! If the music isn't enough for you, the food at this place is pretty killer too! And it's FREE!



Come on out and join us for our newest ALBUM RELEASE PARTY with special guest, KOZMA, 9pm at the awesome Jalopy Theatre and School of Music (315 Columbia St. Brooklyn, NYC)! $10 admission also gets you a copy of our BRAND NEW ALBUM, "Spinning' Around"!


Thanks to for the awesome article about us and our upcoming show at JibberJazz's Some Kind Of Jam 12. Click here to read the full article.


We'll be performing at JibberJazz's SOME KIND OF JAM 12 music/camping festival in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania this April! The festival is April 28th-30th, we'll be playing the Musical Madness Stage on Sat, April 29th at 3:30pm and then over on the Main Stage on Sun, April 30th at 12pm... Bring your tent and come and party down with your favorite jug band!!! For tickets and more info click here!



UPDATE: Tonight's shows at the Historic Richmond Town Tavern will be postponed due to the snow storm here on Staten Island, NY. We will be joining Carl Gallagher and the OTBs the following Saturday (1/14) at the Tavern. Please contact for info on pre-purchased tickets. Thank you and we are very sorry for the inconvenience...


Come on down to Historic Richmond Town on Saturday, January 7th and catch one of our infamous shows at the Richmond Town Tavern! Two shows! One at 6pm, one at 8pm! Tickets are $15 at door, but $13 if pre-bought online at "Truly unique and authentic is the best way describe the acoustic aura of unplugged magic that happens in the haven of historic sounds.  Simply referred to as the “Tavern”, this 19th century gem beckons the area’s top musicians to this vintage venue as a the wood-burning stove heats the air and heady rhythms float in the room.  It’s casual and up close.  The way that music is meant to be heard."



The night after Thanksgiving come and join us and our family/good friends Nick Williams and the Anteaters at Marie's Gourmet (977 Victory Blvd. SI, NY).




Join us on Saturday August 13th at 4:30 pm as we perform at the 8th Annual Acoustic Stomp in Historic Tappen Park, on Staten Island, NY...   FREE ALL-AGES SHOW!!!


Summer is halfway through, but not over yet!!! Come by the SUMMER STAGE at Clove Lakes Park on Staten Island NY, Sunday August 7th, at 4pm for a FREE ALL-AGES show that we will be kicking off as part of the NYC Free Concerts event!


We will be at Staten Island's best Tex/Mex restaurant/saloon, ADOBE BLUES (63 Lafayette Ave. SI, NY) on Sat, July 23rd at 11pm! Come early, grab a table, order some booze & grub and have a great night with your fave jug band!!!


Come by the beautiful historic ALICE AUSTEN HOUSE/MUSEUM (2 Hylan Blvd. Staten Island, NY) On Sat, July 23rd for Alice Austen's 150th birthday community day! We'll be playing on the front porch a 2pm! FREE SHOW!!!


Come and see our first show ever at THE HOP SHOPPE (372 Van Duzer St.  Stapleton, Staten Island - NYC) On Sat, July 2nd at 11pm!


Saturday May 14th at 7pm, we'll be back at FLAGSHIP BREWERY (40 Mintnhorne St.  Staten Island, NY) for their 2nd anniversary celebration!


We are back at the Richmond Town Tavern! Two shows!!! Sat, April 2nd - 6pm & 8pm!!! Reserve tickets now!!!



FREE SHOW!!! Come and see us play at 120 BAY CAFE (120 Bay street Staten Island, NY), Tues March 22nd at 10pm!


UPDATE: The Tavern concert at Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island that was cancelled due to snow storm Jonas (Jan 23rd) will now happen on Friday, Feb 21st at 6pm and 8pm... Please check with Historic Richmond Town for more info.


Come and join us at Flagship Brewery (40 Mintnhorne st. Staten Island, NY) on Sunday, Feb 21st at 6pm as we close out the Live Cooking Show with Julian Gaxholli (Blue, Bayou and Beso restaurants) with some good old jug band tunes and some of Staten Island's best food and brews!



Hey friends, we are sorry to announce that due to the snow storm Jonas, which is currently dropping tons of snow all over the north east, our shows tonight at Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island have been cancelled. We will definitely have a re-schedule date posted though as soon as that info is available, so if you've already bought tickets, please check back with us soon or check with Once again, sorry everybody and please stay safe during this blizzard. 


It's that time of year again! The WAHOO SKIFFLE CRAZIES at Staten Island's Historic Richmondtown Tavern!!! Join us for another not-to-be-missed live musical performance in the intimate space of the tavern… No electric here in this historic performance space, you'll be enjoying us by candle light while feeling the warmth of a pot-bellied stove on this cold winter night as you sip your mulled wine or ale! Saturday, January 23rd with two shows: 6pm and 8pm! The tavern shows are considered by our long-time fans to be our best sets, so quickly book your tickets here. Book now, this space fills up and sells out fast!!!


Come on out to Dogwood Bar and Restaurant in Beacon, NY and see us play at 9pm on Saturday, January 16th!


Listen to Chris, Laura and Brian from the Wahoos talk about a recent Staten Island holiday prank on the SUPER LIVE ADVENTURE PODCAST episode 71: "Shrimply The Best" by clicking here


Check out the "Anytime with Vin Forte" podcast episode 10: Wahoo Skiffle Crazies & Friends Holiday Special by clicking right here! This episode is  something different. Vin hands the show over to popular jug band Wahoo Skiffle Crazies, along with their friends, singer Nick Williams and songwriter Matt Wilson, for a musical set of Christmas covers and originals that is sure to be a massive treat. This episode was recorded at Red Room Studio in Staten Island, NY by the amazing Joe Pecora.


Listen to the "Sounds So Sweet" radio show, hosted by Jack Pignatello, on WFDU 89.1FM this Wednesday, November 4th, 4pm-6pm as a few of the Wahoo Skiffle Crazies drop by to shake things up a bit!


This Saturday, Oct 24th at 1pm, we'll be playing the Harvest Festival at Clay Pit Pond Park (83 Nielsen Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10309)! Free show with plenty to do with the kids!!! Click HERE for more info!!!


Please vote for us in the category of "Best Original Band" in this year's "Staten Island's Best Artists & Entertainers" on! Click here to place your vote!


This Saturday, Oct 24th at 9pm, come and celebrate our victory in Chicago with us at FLAGSHIP BREWERY (40 Minthorne St. Staten Island, NY)!



This Saturday at 12pm come and see us at the SCARECROW FESTIVAL at Blue Heron Park (222 Poillon Ave.) in Annadale Staten Island NY! It's a FREE KID-FRIENDLY show that is fun for the whole family!!!


VICTORY IN CHICAGO!!! On October 9th, 2015 we won the 8th Annual Chicago Battle of the Jug Bands!!! Check out Lauren Steussy's awesome article here!


Check out this great article from SiLive by the amazing Lauren Steussy about our upcoming challenge at the 8th Annual Chicago Battle of the Jug Bands!



Friday Oct 9th we'll be performing at the 8th Annual Chicago Battle of the Jug Bands!!! Come on out and vote for us to victory as we face down our fierce competition from all across the US! Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N Kedzie Chicago Il. Go to for more show info!


Come and see us play at the GRAND OPENING of the STATEN ISLAND MUSEUM'S new location at 4pm on Saturday, September 19th! Opening day festivities will include FREE admission, the ribbon cutting ceremony (at 10AM), lawn games for the whole family, food, live music, crafts for kids, and some special surprises. The day (10:00am – 5:00pm) will be a full festival of art, science, and history celebrating all things Staten Island!  Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor (1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A). Visit for more info!


Listen to Wahoo Skiffle Crazies' own Frank Williams as a guest on the Super Live Adventure Podcast (Episode 57 "An Old-Timey Podcast"), hosted by John Szeluga, Bryan McGuckin and Frank's fellow Wahoo, Chris Sorrentino! Click HERE to listen for FREE!


Come and swing by the RICHMOND COUNTY FAIR at Historic Richmondtown on Staten Island NY this Labor Day, Sept 7th, at 5pm to see a new episode being recorded of the hilarious SUPER LIVE ADVENTURE PODCAST with their special guest, WAHOO SKIFFLE CRAZIES' Frank Williams! Show is free with admission to the fair.


Come and see us play with DOLLTITS at Nurnberger Bierhaus (817 Castleton Ave.  Staten Island, NY) on Saturday, August 15th at 9pm!


Released today is the hilarious new episode of the SUPER LIVE ADVENTURE PODCAST (episode 47 - Eaten By Bees) featuring special guest, the WAHOO SKIFFLE CRAZIES' own Rob Yuzuk! Rob explains what it's like to raise a Wahoo Skiffle Baby, talks about being a Dungeons & Dragons "Dungeon-master", describes experiences sharing more than a few tents with fellow Wahoo, Chris Sorrentino and drinks a lot of moonshine… Rob also treats us to a few "live in-studio" acoustic versions of some Wahoo rarities! Click HERE to listen (mature audiences only)...


Sunday, June 28th, 4pm the Wahoos will be playing outdoors at Flagship Brewing Company's first annual Wing Fest! At Flagship Brewery (40 Minthorne Street - Tompkinsville - Staten Island, NY). For more info, click HERE


Click on the link to read this amazing article (accompanied by some great photos and videos) on our (maybe not so) humble beginnings courtesy of Lauren Steussy from the STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE/S.I.




We are back at our favorite brewery in the galaxy, FLAGSHIP BREWING CO, for their 1st anniversary bash on Saturday May 16th!!! The festivities run from 12pm-11pm, indoors and out, but will will be playing at 9:30pm inside the brewery. FLAGSHIP is located at 40 Minthorne St. Staten Island, NY


Come by and listen while we spin a yarn or two about the band's history and play some songs from all eras of Wahoo-ness at S.I. Art's Storytellers showcase, Thursday May 14th at THE CULTURE LOUNGE (located at the St.George Ferry terminal, Staten Island NY). Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7:30pm. $15 admission and a cash bar will be open.


Please join us for one of our favorite annual events, THE HISTORIC RICHMONDTOWN TAVERN CONCERT SERIES!!!  Saturday March 28th, two sets: 6pm and 8pm… Please visit HISTORICRICHMONDTOWN.ORG or call: 718 351-1611 for tickets!!!


Once again we're back at our favorite brewery in the world, Flagship Brewing Company's "FLAGSHIP BREWERY", located at 40 Minthorne St. Staten Island, NY on Saturday, March 7th at 8:30pm and 10pm! Two amazing sets and Five delicious types of beer!!! More info at:


…And Foo Shu was never welcomed on Windmill Hill ever again, so he took his jewelry to the brewery.

WAHOO SKIFFLE CRAZIES are back at FLAGSHIP BREWERY (40 Minthorne St. Staten Island, New York)!!!  Saturday, Jan 10th!  Two sets starting at 8pm!!! 


Come and say good-bye to our favorite degenerate (and stumpf fiddle player) Ezra Donellan!



It's that time of year again… pig races, dog jumping contests, fried oreos and "gattlin' gun grape" flavored Wild Bill's soda at Staten Island's RICHMOND COUNTY FAIR!!! Once again, we'll be taking the main stage at Historic Richmondtown's annual celebration on Sunday, August 31st at 4pm. For more details about Staten Island's Richmond County Fair check out


Once again we will be playing VAN DUZER DAYS this year on Saturday, July 19th at 5pm! Van Duzer Days, located on Van Duzer Street in Stapleton, Staten Island NY (between Wright St. and Beach St.), is a FREE all day (11am-7pm) annual summer event celebrating the music, art and people of Staten Island! We've played it every single year since it's inception, and we love it so much that we've even written a song about it!



For our third year in a row we'll be playing at the BLACK POTATOE MUSIC FESTIVAL in Clinton NJ at THE RED MILL on Sunday, July 13th at 3pm! For more info and tix please check out:



Come and see us and enjoy some amazing beers at Staten Island's own brewery Flagship Brewery (40 Minthorne St. Tompkinsville, S.I. N.Y.) as we perform two awesome sets on Friday June 27th!!! The show starts at 8pm and probably stops when we're too drunk to stand anymore...



The saturday of June 7th at 9pm, swing on over to NURNBERGER BIERHAUS (817 Castleton Ave. Staten Island, NY) where we will be eating, drinking, laughing and playing another great set of music! Come by! More details at





Come see us play at the STATEN ISLAND ZOO on Sunday, June 1st, 12pm-3pm! The show is FREE with paid admission to the zoo. The 8-acre urban zoo is located at 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310 and is home to many amazing animals and exhibits, including that infamous groundhog "Staten Island Chuck"…  Go to for more details




Our triumphant return to the RICHMOND TOWN TAVERN! Saturday, April 12th, TWO SHOWS: 6pm & 8pm! Historic Richmond Town is located at 441 Clarke Avenue Staten Island, New York 10306. For more info/advance tickets please check out: or call: 718-351-1611