Hog-Maw Blues Band

The Hog Maw Blues Band has been together for about a decade, and in that time these veteran musicians have become a favorite of blues fans in their hometown of Evansville, IN.

The group's influences include T. Bone Walker and Freddie King, along with '60s blues rockers like the Allman Brothers. That, combined with the kind of well-synchronized instrumentals and vocals you expect from veteran musicians, results in a sound that blends tradition and progressiveness.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Snyder has been playing music for a quarter century. He's joined in the group by his father, Larry Snyder, who plays harmonica; Bob Green on keyboards; Jeff "Whip" Miracle on bass and vocals; and Jim Cauley on drums.

And where did that name come from? A band member heard the term in the movie Friday. After learning that "hog maw" refers to stuffed hog belly, a soul food, the group decided they liked it, and the name stuck.

This artist appears in the following Jubilee programs:

Hog-Maw Blues Band (#1008)
Indiana music veterans dish up some spicy-hot blues.
Hog Maw Blues Band (#1508)

One of Evansville, Indiana's top blues bands performs blues infused with rock, funk, and jazz at the 2010 W. C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in Henderson, KY.