If you like your bluegrass heavy and traditional with stirring harmonies and powerful instrumentation, delivered with progressive originality and driving beat, then look no farther than The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers.
The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music. Band members Gary Antol, Libby Eddy, Ray Bruckman, Niko Kreider and Jody Mosser hail from the mountains and river towns of southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Well known in the Americana music circuit throughout the mid-Atlantic region, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers are big crowd-pleasers at The Three Rivers Arts Festival, Flood City Music Festival, Whiskey Rebellion Festival, Hickory Fest, Smoked Country Jam, Great Blue Heron, and others. The band recently showcased their unique and innovative style of Appalachian roots music on a national tour, winning over new fans from Colorado to California, Arizona to Oklahoma.
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