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The Papa String Band

The Papa String Band

Folk / bluegrass/americana/roots music / jamband Columbia, SC  US
Pickin'em Up & Puttin'em Down
Not Too Cold (Around the Appalachian Bend)
Skeletal Polka (live)


  • Sat

    Apr 9

    Augusta, GA, US | 12:00am
  • Fri

    Apr 8

    Augusta, GA, US | 12:00am
  • 2015

    Nov 19

    Columbia, SC, US | 8:00pm

    https://woodshedarchive.org/event/psb2015-11-19/ Woodshed Archive is honored to close out the fall season with Papa String Band on Thursday, November 19th from 8-10pm Eastern. A long-time favorite in the South Carolina music scene, Papa String Band brings a well seasoned lineup of musicians to the woodshed – their adept pickin’, positive energy, and danceable tunes ensure a highly enjoyable evening for all who tune in.

  • 2011

    Nov 5

    Knoxville, TN, US | 12:00pm

    Papa String on WBVX's "Blue Plate Special"!!!

  • 2011

    Oct 21

    Augusta, GA, US | 8:00pm

    Papa String will be back at Stillwater Taproom!


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  • Red King (Artist)
    Red King
    Fun fun music- something to dance to!
  • The KHM (Artist)
    The KHM
    Great rhythms, and pace of playing, all comes together to create this amazing sound!!! KHM
  • healingcolors (Artist)
    : ...thank's for love and share...great unique music...great voice...big big cheers...have a creative week...much love...your punky angel...xoxox...
  • Ross Gipson (Artist)
    Ross Gipson
    Holy cow. Well, I can't say much more except that you're effing brilliant. I listened to your first track. There was so much energy in that song...I can't even describe it. I am moving to the Charlotte, NC area soon, and I am hoping I get to catch a performance...because I am almost certain you guys are fantastic live. You got a page recommendation from me, and I also shared you on the Facebook group Folk Music Movement. Outstanding stuff!
  • DestinationDawn (Artist)
    Great feelin' music!!! "Ode to Apathy" is upbeat with great instrumentation and expressive vocals!! Good time music!!! You've hooked me...I'm singing the choruses with ya!!! Big Love and Best Wishes Always!!!
  • Cat McLean (Artist)
    Cat McLean
    The other side is awesome! xo, Cat


  • Papa String Band (2010)


Label: unsigned

Manager: Paul and Kathy Meding



Starting in the summer of 2003, founding Papa String Band member Brett Mello started turning heads on the rocks of the Broad River with various friends. Many would gather 'round to listen to their new take on traditional bluegrass. The following spring, he formed a duo...See Full Bio

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Brett Mello


Matt Fenech


Jackson Wools


Gary Bishop


Mike Fore


LJ Errante





Recent Blogs

Mike Fore on Harmonica Website List
Aug 25, 2011

PSB's own.....MIKE FORE....is listed in this list!!!!!....Congrats Mike!!!! ht... [more]

PSB LIVE on Archive @ The Nose Dive in Greenville,SC
Jul 22, 2011



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