Accidental Jug Band started as a weekly jam at Whitesbog.

We soon discovered that we had similar tastes in music and our instrumentation

created a unique and rich sound for the old and familiar songs that we love...



Larry Cottrell - Vocals, 6 String Banjo

Sue Postizzi Clark - Vocals and Guitar

Beverley Ardis - Accordion

Ken Mcclaren - 5 String Banjo

Robert “Bobby Spoons” Urban - Wood spoons and Harmonica

Ed Mattson - Fiddle

Brian Rouch - Mandolin

Sue Postizzi Clark picked up a guitar at age 7 and never put it down. She grew up in Old Bridge, NJ. and currently makes Lanoka Harbor her home.

Beverley Ardis lived Brick and played the Accordion as a child. She resides in Toms River and started to play again two years ago with some friends at Albert Hall in Waretown and the Grange in Howell, "they all inspired me to play again,we all went to Whitesbog and the rest is history!!!"

Larry Cottrell Grew up in Red Bank NJ and began to play stringed instruments at an early age. He currently resides in Whiting and enjoys playing traditional music at Whitesbog and Albert Music Hall in Waretown.

"Bobby Spoons" was born in Brooklyn New York. His early years were spent  learning Music Appreciation. In 1952 when his mother passed-away, Bobby moved out West with his sister and brother-in law who raised him on Country-Western. He learned how to play various musical instruments, Harminica, Spoons, Sing and some Guitar and Ukulele. Bobby moved back to NY at the age of 15 where he completed  high school. During that time he was in a  group singing 60's music. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1961 and traveled around the world enjoying international music from many countries. Bobby ended up in New Jersey where he became a Show Host for Bluegrass and Country music and played with several different bands. Currently a member of the Accidental Jug band.

Ken Mcclaren plays the 5 string banjo. He started out taking accordion lessons from his  neighbor. As the years passed, Ken started enjoying the sounds of the banjo and after listening to the different styles of playing, he became fond of the Frailing technique, a form Clawhammer, which is heard in the Old-Timey Familiar songs.

Ed Mattson has been playing music for over 30 years. He had his first violin lesson around the age of 12, dropped the violin, went thru piano lesson, saxaphone lessons and even trombone lessons before he finally got his first guitar. About 6 months ago , he picked up the violin again, and fiddled his way thru the recording of the Album - "Whitesbog Boogie"