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Dr. Julie Lyn Barber's musical family sharing their celebration of music they have sung with their families for generations. The children play a washtub bass, and Hoosier Hot Shot style washboard while the parents play a variety of instruments including guitar, piano, harmonica and ukulele. Set lists are catered to each park to highlight Indiana history through music from the hot jazz and gilded age eras, and some good old-fashioned Americana. The shows are a celebration of early twentieth-century American music: listening to it, performing it, and the nostalgic memories it can carry from one generation to another. The band is a family of musicians who range in age from 13 to 55 years old. Many of the songs they perform, they learned from grandparents at the family piano. Many of those songs were written before they were even born, so they had learned them from their own parents and grandparents. Audiences in the past have been surprised at how many of the songs were familiar to them from their own childhoods and will be encouraged to sing along, share their memories, and make new ones. Among the songs in our standard set are:

Shine on Harvest Moon

Ain't She Sweet 

Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey 

On the Banks of the Wabash 

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 

I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover 

& More!

Sweet Indiana HomeHot Jazz Family Band
00:00 / 02:23
How Ya Gonna Keep Em Down On the Farm.mpHot Jazz Family Band
00:00 / 00:59
Five Foot Two Eyes of BlueHot Jazz Family Band
00:00 / 01:05
Up A Lazy RiverHot Jazz Family Band
00:00 / 02:32
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Touring History:

Conner Prairie Living History Museum – Explore the Arts Series

             Meridian Health Memory Café

             Historic Metamora Halloween Festival

             Ferdinand Folk Festival

McCormick’s Creek State Park

             Gene Stratton Porter Historic Site

             Spring Mill State Park

             Corydon Capitol Summer Concert Series

             T.C. Steele Home & Studio Annual Art Festival

             Harmonie State Park – On The Banks of the Wabash

Mounds State Park – 3 performances over 3 years

             Brown County State Park

             Indiana Arts Commission Arts in the Parks Series

             Indiana State Fair – Pioneer Village Music Series

             Sunrise Senior Living Centers Enrichment Series

             Mass Ave July 4th Celebration

Mayberry Days Festival, Danville, Indiana

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