Songs from Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
Released July 19, 2007
Format CD & Digital
Label Tricentennial Music
Cat no. 634479542848

2009 reissue

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas by Matt Surowiec and the Tricentennial Band is a tribute album featuring covers of the original songs from Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas. It was originally released in a limited CD printing for the special's 30th Anniversary.

The songs are performed and sung by Matt James, featuring new bluegrass/jug-band arrangements. The exception is "Riverbottom Nightmare Band", which recreates the rock style of the Riverbottom boys' performance.

All songs (composed by Paul Williams) were officially licensed from The Jim Henson Company and other respective copyright holders, and the album has been approved by the Henson Company as the first official tribute recording.

The album was reissued in 2009 with the title "A Tribute to Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas" by Pinwheel Parade (featuring Matt James).

It is also available as a digital download through iTunes.


  1. The One Bathing Suit
  2. Ain't No Hole in the Washtub
  3. BarBQ
  4. Our World
  5. Brothers
  6. Riverbottom Nightmare Band
  7. When the River Meets the Sea

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