The Oldtime Stringband / Bio

The Oldtime Stringband

The Oldtime String band was originally formed as a musical backdrop to a documentary about the cow-painter, Ruud Spil. Both the musicians and the audience enjoyed it so much that the band is now on a stampede.
The Oldtime Stringband not only plays Bluegrass and Old-Time music but is also inspired by American folk music from the 1940’s and modern music with an Old-Time feel.
In the winter of 2011 they gathered together in the studio to make a live recording. Fun and hard work resulted in producing twelve numbers. Due to the many positive reactions, the band decided to bring the CD “Gotta quit kickin'my dog around”,
In May 2013 The Oldtime Stringband released their second cd "Chicken Crows For Day". Another piece of traditionals, originals and some covers. The cd was well received by radiostation, websites and magazines.
The cd is available via CdBaby.com en Bandcamp.com . An e-mail to nicodr@hetnet.nl will also work.

The more the band plays the more it grows. Pleasure in making music together is top priority for all of the members. This feeling has been reinforced after the many and various performances last years.
The band did two UK tours and a tour in California. Off course they do a lot of show in their own country(Netherlands) and Belgium.

The Oldtime Stringband is on YouTube, with thousands of views.
The Oldtime Stringband is:
Shelly O’Day – Song, guitar, autoharp, Cajun-triangle.
Ton Knol – Guitar, song
Ruud Spil – Banjo,
Rene Boerigter– Fiddle, mandolin, guitar song
Nico Druijf – Upright bass, song, singing saw

General Info

Band Members
Ton Knol, Shelly O'day, Nico Keereweer, Ruud Spil, Nout Grupstra, Nico Druijf
Artist Name
The Oldtime Stringband
Profile Page
Active Since
Folk / oldtime, bluegrass, folk, country

Contact Info

Hoorn, NL

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