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Old Baby Mackerel

Old Baby Mackerel

Old Baby Mackerel play furiously fast, knee-slapping bluegrass, mixing skilful musicianship, five-part harmonies and raucous, over-the-top hillbilly antics that make you "yee-haw" harder than a nine pound hammer. Good old fashioned songs about whisky, murder, and railroads played at a 500 hundred BPM with harmonies that make the Beach Boys sound like Eric Cartman.

Line up:
Six Toe Sam (Banjo) - Sam grew up on a hog farm, studied the history or esoteric banjo playing and brews his own moonshine.His banjo teacher was taught by world-renowned banjo master Béla Fleck.

Wheel-Barrow Bill (Bass) - on the bass is Frilly B from The Gin Bowlers, Chicken Shed Zeppelin and The Boogaloo String Band, he born in a barrow grew up in a bucket and seldom speaks.

Wild Tim-on-the-Plains (Mandolin) - some say he was raised by wolves, some say he is six hundred years old, other say he traded his soul to play Mandolin.

Clever Stanley (Fiddle) - Stanley is the cleverest boy around and plays the fiddle like beaver on heat. In 2017 he won the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Austin, Texas.

Lady Davey (Washboard) - she's the finest lady in Lynchburg Town, plays in Toy Town Hustle and Rum Buffalo and takes care of the boys' outfits when they are on tour.

They are often joined by Mikey Ponsford from Bluegrass band Flatts & Sharps as well as Hippy Joe from "Rockgrass" band Hayseed Dixie.

In 2018 Old Baby Mackerel headlined The Northern Ireland 27th Annual Bluegrass and Appalachian Music Festival, the amazing Chai Wallahs stage at Shambala Festival, Acoustic Summer in Germany, Port Eliot, Nozstock Festival, Bimble Bandada and Broadstairs Folk Week amongst others. They are currently recording an album with the UK's best banjo player, Leon Hunt and have Asia and Europe tours scheduled for Spring and Autumn 2019.


Old Baby Mackerel