Flea Bops

The Fleabops  is a rockabilly band expected to be playing at OTR.  The band initially went under the name of the Twilite Ramblers but soon evolved into the Flea bops. The members are Ronnie Joyner (vocals, rhythm guitar), Preston Lebeau (electric guitar) Lance Lebeau (drums) and Lance’s wife, Wendy on double bass. Both Ronnie Joyner and Preston LeBeau previously played in Red and the Pepperpot Boys with Bill Hull (guitar player for Go Cat Go) on drums.

Read about them in the Rockabilly Chronicle.  Be sure to check out their Facebook page and visit their shop on the web.

A special message from the Flea Bops to OTR

For a Virtual OTR experience of the Flea Bops

Hillbilly Gypsies

Hailing from the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia, The Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for almost two decades!

The Hillbilly Gypsies will be hosting the stompin’, hootin and hollerin’ of we Old Timers at the OTR Friday Night Hoedown at the Pavilion Stage in 2021.  Y’all come…..hear!”

Visit their web site and below, watch some of their previous performances.

For a Virtual OTR experience of the Hillbilly Gypsies

 

 

Here is a list of accolades the Hillbilly Gypsies have garnered over the years, soon to include a legendary performance at the Friday Night “OTR 2021 HILLBILLY HOEDOWN”

Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers are coming soon to the 71st annual Old Timers Reunion.

Hailing from the mountain towns of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from Old-Time, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, and Swing music to create their own brand of high energy, Appalachian Bluegrass. Gary Antol (guitar/vocals) and Libby Eddy (fiddle/vocals) founded the band in 2014 with a very simple goal: write good songs, honor the music, and take it to the road.  Fortunately for us, that road leads to Old Timers Reunion on the Riverstage Sunday afternoon.   Be sure to come on down for a high quality, unique acoustic experience as you soak up the music while you soak up the Tygart River in 2021.

A special message from Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers to OTR

For a Virtual OTR experience of the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

Jon Yeager

Jon Yeager comes to us from Baltimore and is by day a professional wine expert. He has a formal title of “sommelier”. He manages the wine at many “wine” formal events.   Jon is an master at wine and all of the connections it has to food in a formal setting.

By night he is a Comedy Show Producer and a Comic himself who produces dozens of shows throughout the year in the DC area.

There may be some connection between the wine and the comedy, but I am sure people laugh more when they are drinking wine

A special message from Jon to OTR

Here is an interview with Jon:

THE ROCKASONICS

The Rock-A-Sonics play Rockabilly, vintage Country, and atomic age Rock ‘n’ Roll in authentic style. They’re sure to make you smile and dance! 

The Rockasonics are fronted by up and coming Rockabilly superstar Willie Barry, who recently headlined an exciting night of all Rockabilly music at the prestigious Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown with his 4 piece group Willie Barry and the Chaperones.

The Rockasonics will be sharing the bill at the Saturday Night Rockabilly Hootenanny with their Rockabilly brothers in arms, The Fleabops, for a double-bill night of authentic Hillbilly/Rockabilly fun.  Visit them on Facebook.

A special message from the Rockasonics to OTR

 

For a Virtual OTR experience of the Rockasonics

Shanty Irish

Shanty Irish have been entertaining folks at Cooters for more than a decade now.  Their brand of upbeat Irish music has often been enjoyed with a pint of your favorite beverage while sitting at Cooters.  View some of their past performances:

Songs performed at the Hooley in Cumberland, MD in early 2020

Below is a link to a special 2020 St Patrick’s Day Facebook live broadcast when the Corona virus had everyone staying home. Be sure to turn the sound on when you listen.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=195314255083913&ref=watch_permalink

Hillary Klug

Hillary Klug

Hillary is an internationally recognized and award-winning buck dancer.  She has been on just about every major stage in the U.S. with her performances televised all over the country.

Hillary recently travelled to Ireland to meet and play with her hero, Máiréad Nesbitt,  who you all will recognize as the original dancing-fiddle playing elf from the sensational international show, “Celtic Woman”.

As our “Musician at Large” Hillary will be visiting with us all weekend….and to top things off, Hillary tells us she is a ‘caver’.  What’s not to love?Continue reading