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Sep 16 2015

WYEP Local 913 Live!


Thursday, 9/17–WYEP Local 913 Live! Come join us for a free show at WYEP Studios on Pittsburgh’s South Side, 67 Bedford Square. Doors are at 6:30pm. You can also stream it from their site at wyep.org.

Saturday, 9/19–Mr. Toad’s End of Summer Bash, Greensburg, PA! This is an awesome outdoor event with multiple bands; we will go on at about 6pm!


Friday, September 11, Rinky Dink’s Roadhouse, Amity, PA. 9 p.m.

The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers with Grand Ole Ditch from Cumberland, Maryland! Both bands were featured this summer in Relix Magazine’s CD Samplers. Grand Ole Ditch was the winner of the DC Bluegrass Union Band Competition this year. Gonna be a smoking night of Bluegrass and jams!! $10 at the door.

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The Lane Change Artwork for online

Wednesday, August 19: Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, New York. 9 pm.

Thursday, August 20: The Landing, Newport, Rhode Island. 3:30 pm.

Friday, August 21: The Barn, Pawlet, Vermont. 9 pm.

Saturday, August 22: Live from Center Stage, Dennis, Massachusetts (Cape Cod). 8 pm.

Sunday, August 23: Funk n Waffles, Syracuse, New York. 8 pm.


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We are so pleased to be featured this week on Pittsburgh’s WYEP Local 913! Here are excerpts of an interview with Bruce Mountjoy, host of their Sunday night bluegrass show, who recommended the band for the feature spot:

“The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers were recommended by WYEP’s Sunday night Bluegrass Jam Session host Bruce Mountjoy. The relatively new band featuring Gary Antol, Libby Eddy, Mitch Hall and Ed Croft, hail from the mountains and river towns of southwestern PA, West Virginia, and Ohio. Bruce Mountjoy talks a little more about why he likes the group, who has a new Bluegrass record, The Lane Change. The first track on The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers new album is The Legend of Gandy Grey, which catches the ear immediately.

“They have a very unique sound. They are kind of a fusion of old time and bluegrass but with a lot of drive…old time banjo, driving bass, bluegrass fiddle, a lot of really good interesting original material…a very fresh sound…an old-time band with a rock mentality.” Bruce Mountjoy, WYEP 91.3


Jul 14 2015

This Week’s Shows!



Friday, July 17: The Bent Fork, Greenville, PA. 8 pm.

Saturday, July 18: Garryowen Irish Pub, Gettysburg, PA. 10 pm.

Sunday, July 19: Bridgeport Sportsman’s Club, Mt. Pleasant, PA. 4 pm.

Monday, July 20: North Country Brewing, Slippery Rock, PA. 7 pm.

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