In 2016, The Middle Spunk Creek Boys celebrated their 48th year of unbroken performing.
The Middle Spunk Creek Boys were formed in 1968 by Alan Jesperson, Ron Colby and Craig (“C.J.”) Anderson—the same year that McDonald’s introduced the Big Mac. (Somehow, that seems fitting!) And while that hamburger has never achieved much in the way of popularity or fame, the Middle Spunk Creek Boys sure have, making tens of dollars (and counting!) playing bluegrass music in the Twin Cities and surrounding area.
The current Middle Spunk Creek Boys are founder Alan Jesperson on guitar (since 1968), Bruce Jaeger on mandolin and fiddle (1982), Janine Kemmer on bass (2010), and Joel Olson on banjo (2012).
In 2007 the Middle Spunk Creek Boys were inducted into The Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame. They are also two-time winners of the Minnesota Music Awards “Best Bluegrass Band.”