Hailing from the mountain towns of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland, the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, jamgrass, rockabilly, and swing music to create their own brand of high energy Appalachian Bluegrass. Their goal is simple: write good songs, honor the music, have fun, and take it to the road.
“Western Pennsylvania has a strong bluegrass and old-time music tradition…it was built by men and women who worked. Following that tradition, the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers are a working band…They never stand still, traveling and playing, every mile another experience to turn into a song…In the end it is their music that will tell the story…will touch that part of your heart that loves good songs well played, and good stories well told. That’s hard work…even if they make it look easy…”
Bruce Mountjoy, WYEP 91.3 Pittsburgh