Arts and Culture
12:55 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Denver's Junk Band Orchestra: for the youth!

  The Junk Band Orchestra builds their instruments from junk.  It's about young people redeeming broken things.  Producer Shawn Palmer and a couple of members from the band visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with news of their first CD release.

This cigar box amp on their CD cover was autographed by late concert promoter Barry Fey.
This cigar box amp on their CD cover was autographed by late concert promoter Barry Fey.

"We're out to prove you don't need a lot of money to make really good music," said Palmer.   "The music coming from the musician - that's the most important thing."

On this audio feature, Junk Band Orchestra bassist Cole Stucz demonstrated the acoustic sound of a three-string bass made from an empty five-gallon water jug and a piece of 2x4.  Other instruments are demonstrated, too.   The JBO strives to spend less than $25 on every instrument they reclaim or build.

Coverage of other "junk" bands around the world:

Young people wanting music lessons and training in the art of instrument-making from trash, background, events and links to get their CD available at The Junk Band Orchestra Facebook page.

Music on this feature from The Junk Band Orchestra's new CD: "Random Muse."