The Juke Joint Five brings together musicians with a commitment to the sounds that lie at the roots of today’s blues: the voices of Chicago in its heyday; the raw horn-driven jump blues of the forties and fifties; the Sun Studios rock-a-billy twang; and the kind of Delta blues that still gets people dancing in today’s Mississippi juke joints. This band is high-octane, electric, unapologetic “old school.” They are: Gretchen Bostrom (vocals); Dick “The Poet” Lourie (sax), John Bunszell (bass), Noah Teshu (drums), and Silvertone Steve (guitar). If you had turned on your radio in the early 1950s, you might have heard—all on the same station—jumped-up urban rhythm and blues. It was a historic moment, when many elements were coexisting to create a new identity for the blues--bluesy, soulful, and in your face, sometimes urban and hip, sometimes tough and country. This is the essence of Juke Joint’s Five’s new EP “Rock the House”. The folks at Smoken Joe’s are please to be hosting a CD release party for the occasion on Sept 28. So join us for the party and don’t expect to sit still.