Jonesville Jukers - Profiles

Jonesville Jukers Members December 2022

Who are the Jonesville Jukers?

The Jonesville Jukers consists of:

Craig Lewis March 2019 Craig Lewis - Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica

Craig was raised in the Washington D.C. area, and even in grade school was drawn to art and music. He took accordion lessons at the age of ten, but by twelve was smitten by the guitar. He took guitar lessons for a couple years before he was coaxed by two of his school pals to join their band, "The Gallows", sharing guitar and vocal responsibilities. They started playing at local school dances, and later moved up to the D.C. clubs, embassies, and hotels as "The Hunted 4" and later "Hazy Daye". In his junior year of high school Craig moved with his family to Burlington, VT. Where he quickly found "The Young Rebels" and played the local schools, clubs and auditoriums. By the start of his senior year he again moved with his family to Clifton Park, NY where, you guessed it, immediately found kindred spirits and band-mates. Here he played with "The Alum Rock Jukers", "The Fargo Brothers", "Shameless", "Sundown" and countless others, before finally hooking up with John, and Matt to form the "Jonesville Jukers". On a personal note, Craig is the proud father of three grown children, all artists and musicians, and beaming grandfather of three boys. And yes! There is a youth drum kit in "grandpa´s" living room.

Adam Forman sitting on a cajon Adam Forman - Drums/Other Percussion

Adam Forman is a Ballston Spa-based drummer/percussionist. He received a Bachelor of Music from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College where he studied under Mike Lipsey, Joseph Gramley, Matt Ward and David Cossin. While at Queens, Adam performed in masterclasses for Jan Williams and Chris Froh and gave the East Coast premier of Daniel Adams Concerto for Marimba. In 2008 he performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Austin, Texas as a member of Talujon Percussion Quartet. He has performed with Argento Chamber Ensemble, Fireworks Ensemble, Greenwich Village Orchestra and IKTUS Percussion. In 2011 he was fortunate to tour China as a member of the Manhattan Symphonie and also perform at Carnegie Hall. In the spring of 2012, Adam worked as a showband drummer for Carnival Cruise Lines. Recently, he has subbed as music director and percussionist at the Off-Broadway production of SISTAS the musical. He is the drummer for bi-coastal rock band Butterscotch Stanley and can be heard on record playing with Jeremiah Furr, the Pat Duffy Band, and as percussionist for the Luminous Sounds string quartet.

John Deal March 2019 John Deal - Electric Bass, Vocals

John has performed as an electric bass player in several eastern and central Massachusetts blues, R & B, and alternative pop bands including two regional blues bands, Shaky Deal and The Charlie Dee Blues Band . He has played on several major stages including The Original House of Blues (Cambridge, MA), Harpers Ferry (Now Brighton Music Hall , Boston, MA), Muddy River (Portsmouth, NH), and The Call (Providence, RI). His playing is on three CDs; Charlie Dee Live Bloodshot Blue Eye (1998), Shaky Deal (1999), and Shaky Deal Live And To The Bone (2002).

John moved to Saratoga Springs, NY area in 2013 and helped form Jonesville Jukers in 2019.

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