BASS - The Music Works



BASS - The Music Works
The Music Works Inc.
The talented members of Minneapolis/St. Paul-based “Jug” have entertained crowds at premiere events and clubs for over twenty
years. The Men of Jug, who have been members of such renowned groups as the Johnny Holm Band, Jonah and the Whales,
High Noon, Dazy Head Mazy, and Janie in Wonderland, are repeat performers at We Fest as well as veterans of the Minnesota
State Fair, the Mall of America, major county fairs and festivals, and virtually every "A" room in Minnesota. Known for their exceptional, top-quality show, the members of Jug have been called on to perform with international superstars
such as John Rich, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Sawyer Brown, SheDaisy, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,
Montgomery Gentry, Tracy Lawrence and more. The band is a who’s who among regional country musicians, with Dirk Rush on
rhythm guitar and vocals, Corey Rae White on lead guitar and vocals, Michael Dean on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, rhythm guitar and
vocals, Adam Rio on bass, and Lance Merkin on drums. With great personalities and spontaneous audience interaction, Jug provides a range of the best country, country rock, and dance
music that has earned them faithful fans across the upper Midwest. Alongside their original material, Jug provides professional
performance of songs by Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, The Eagles, Lady Antebellum, Charlie
Daniels, Kid Rock, Johnny Cash, Dierks Bentley, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Tom Petty, Elvis Presley,
Toby Keith, Big & Rich, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Willie Nelson, Jason Aldean, and Rascal Flatts to name a few. Make it to a Jug show soon. Be prepared to have a great time!
Adam Rio
Michael Dean
Dirk Rush
Corey Rae White
Lance Merkin
Bass Guitar
Vocals, Fiddle, Banjo,
Mandoline, guitar
Vocals, Guitar
Lead Guitar, Vocals
Drums, Percussion
Ho-Chunk Casino - Baraboo, WI
LCO Lodge & Casino - Hayward, WI
Blaine Blazin Fourth - Blaine, MN
MS Jam - Owatonna, MN
The Narrow's - Navarre, MN
Mully's On Madison - Mankato, MN
First Avenue - Mpls, MN
Diamonds - Ramsey, MN
Neisen's - Shakopee, MN
Mainstreet Bar & Grill - Hopkins, MN
Decoy's - Hopkins, MN
Crystal Frolic's - Crystal, MN
Whisky Bones Roadhouse - Rochester, MN
Boondocks - Buffalo, MN
Arizona's - Shakopee, MN
Fat Boy's - East Bethel, MN
Penalty Box - Ramsey, MN
Jersey's - Inver Grove Heights, MN
Renegades - Burnsville, MN
Claddagh Irish Pub - Maple Grove, MN
South St Paul VFW - South St Paul, MN
The Maxx - Ham Lake, MN
Benton Station - Benton Station, MN
Time Out Sports Bar - Elk River, MN
Epic Night Club
The Fine Line Music Cafe - Mpls, MN
Pickle Park - Ramsey, MN
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill - St Louis
Park, MN
Moondance Country Jam - Walker, MN
The Medina Ballroom - Medina, MN
Elko Speedway - Elko, MN
The Basement - Prior Lake - MN
Mayslack's Music Lounge - Mpls, MN
Lees Liquor Lounge - Mpls, MN
Throwbacks - Woodbury, MN
The Underground - Mankato, MN
Bogart's - Apple Valley, MN
Spikes - Fairbault, MN
Dew Day's - Farmington, MN
Hamburg Hoedown - Hamburg, MN
Steel County Fair - Owatanna, MN
Dakota County Fair - Farmington, MN
Anoka County Fair - Anoka, MN
Strawberry Fest - Cottage Grove, MN
Dawn's Corner Bar - Dundas, MN
Salida Depot - Big Lake, MN
JUG has shared the stage with international superstars such as:
John Rich, Miranda Lambert, Halfway to Hazard, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Sawyer
Brown, SheDaisy, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rhett Akins, Rockie Lynne, Phil Vassar, Montgomery
Gentry, Tracy Lawrence, and Emerson Drive.
Sample Song List
JUG is always updating their song list!
Dierks Bentley – Sideways
Dierks Bentley – Free & Easy
Dierks Bentley – How Am I Doin’
Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band – Toes
Kenny Chesney – Tractors Sexy
Kenny Chesney – Beer In Mexico
Kenny Chesney – Anything But Mine
Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Toby Keith – Trailorhood
Toby Keith – I Love This Bar
Toby Keith - Little Less Talk
Toby Keith – Should Have Been A Cowboy
Garth Brooks – Papa Loved Mama
Garth Brooks – Baton Rouge
Garth Brooks – Friends In Low Places
Garth Brooks – The Dance
Keith Urban – Somebody Like You
Keith Urban – Put You In A Song
Jason Aldean – Amarillo Sky
Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party
Brad Paisley – Ticks
Dwight Yokum – Guitars And Cadillacs
Dwight Yokum – Little Sister
Dwight Yokum – Fast As You
George Strait – The Chair
George Strait – Heartland
Brad Paisley - The World
Rascal Flatts – Fast Cars And Freedom
Joe Nichols – Tequilla Makes Her Clothes
Jerry Reed - East Bound and Down
Osborne Brothers - Rocky Top
Alan Jackson – Chattahoochee
John Michael Montgomery – Sold
Trace Adkins – Honky Tonk Bdonkadonk
Charlie Daniels - Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye
Charlie Daniels – Devil Went Down To Georgia
Alabama – If Your Gonna Play In Texas
Tim McGraw – I Like It I Love It
Big & Rich – Save A Horse
Sawyer Brown – The Race Is on
David Lee Murphy – Dust On The Bottle
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Fishin’ In The Dark
The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman
Waylon Jennings – Good Ol’ Boys
Lee Greenwood – God Bless The USA
Brooks & Dunn – Neon Moon
Georgia Satellites - Hands To Yourself
Tim McGraw - Country Boys And Girls
Rodney Atkins – If Your Going Through Hell
Eric Clapton – Lay Down Sally
Waylon Jennings – Lukenbach Texas
Brookes & Dunn – Boot Scootin’ Boogie
Montgomerey Gentry - Hell Yeah
Allman Brothers - Ramblin’ Man
JUG – Redneck Hombre
JUG – One Shirt
JUG - The Cheeze Medley
JUG - The JUG Chug
John Mellencamp – Jack & Diane
Kid Rock – All Summer Long
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home
Journey – Dont Stop
Journey – Any Way You Want It
Tom Petty – American Girl
Bon Jovi – Dead Or Alive
Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally
Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
Jimmy Buffet – Margaritaville
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Steelers Wheels – Stuck In The Middle
Elvis – Hound Dog
Bob Segar – Old Time Rock & Roll
John Melencamp – Authority Song
Steve Miller Band – The Joker
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Pride & Joy
The Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun
Rick Springfield – Jessies Girl
The Music Works Inc.
“Lance Merkin”
“Corey Rae White”
Guitar/ Vocals
“Dirk Rush”
Vocals/ Acoustic
(1 input for acoustic)
“Michael Dean”
Vocals, Fiddle,
Banjo, Mandolin
(1 input for utilities)
“Adam Rio”
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The Music Works Inc.