The Morgantown Rounders are an Old-Time string band of eclectic proportions. They are traditionalists pushing the envelope of tradition, infusing high-energy square dance exhilaration into a mix of vintage songs. Unlike bluegrassers, their goal is not to be the fastest trick players but they have plenty of tricks up their sleeves. With a brew of Appalachian tunes at the core you will hear cajun, honky tonk, folk, outlaw country, and other things that rock in varying degrees. From Woody to Hank to Willie to Beau Soleil in the blink of a set, all done as an acoustic string band. The NEW sound of Old-Time. Rachel Eddy has been a full-time private music teacher and performer for her entire adult life. She is widely known in West Virginia as a fiddler and singer but Rachel also wails on banjo, guitar and mandolin. Scott Phillips, sometimes referred to as the Doctor of Banjology, is the Rounders prodigious clawhammer banjo player. Scott has a serious love for Cajun accordion and also builds his own banjos. Jason Jaros on guitar and mandolin also shares singing duties. Jason is a highly in-demand picker, coming to the Morgantown Rounders via the Halftime String Band and the Hillbilly Gypsies. Walt Sarkees is a seasoned guitarist and bass player who attempts to bring a rock and roll edge to upright bass. Wielding the largest of the bands instruments, Walt is the de facto Captain Rounder. Rounders so far In just over a year, The Morgantown Rounders have built a strong following of fans and friends who come to shows ready to dance. The band has quickly become a popular local headliner and their shows around Morgantown with The Avett Brothers, Donna The Buffalo, The Mammals, Hackensaw Boys and Steppin' In It have brought a new youth to the Old-Time scene. The Morgantown Rounders' debut CD is available now.
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