Here's the complete first hour of this wonderful old time band as it was performed on January 7, 2005 in the historic Rex Theater in Galax, Virginia. Come join in the fun and listen to the hilarious intros, jokes and great songs as this band performs in old-time costume to a roaring full house. Ever hear a wash tub bass play the boogie-woogie? Ever hear a clawhammer and bluegrass banjo play together? Ever hear the William Tell Overture played on a cell phone during a concert? Well, you'll hear it all and with no 2 second breaks between tracks as this wonderfully entertaining group of artists give you a historic musical tour of their little mountain home town in Oriskany, Virginia. And not only does this band play and sing well, they write some of their own songs. You'll love them!
WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY:
"I really love to hear your group! You remind me of the old Chuck Wagon Gang records, only you sound even better. Your voices blend so well."
- Bill Bryant, Galax Virginia
"I used to listen to the Carter family years and years ago and your band reminds me of them. It's foot-tapping, heart-warming music. I'm so glad you have a CD now, so I can listen to your songs all the time."
- Pete Robertson, Brown Summit, North Carolina
"Listening to the Oriskany Strings takes me back to the days when my father used to play the fiddle and my family sang together. When I hear your music, it just makes me want to hear more!"
- Liz Inman, Martinsville, Virginia
"You have a really good sound. I love the old songs and your renditions are beautiful. It's great music to sing along to."
- Craig Stevens, Greensboro, North Carolina
"The Oriskany Strings do a great job. I really enjoy listening to your songs."
- Sandy Ledford, Oriskany, Virginia
"I really feel the enthusiasm and spirit and love of the Lord in your music. It lifts my spirits and starts my toes tapping."
- Richard Ronk, Eagle Rock, Virginia
"Listening to your songs transports me to an earlier, gentler time. I can just feel the stress evaporate, especially when I sing along."
- Hazel Lewis, Fairchance, Pennsylvania
"I got to know the Oriskany Strings a few years back when working with Rita Parady. They are a unique and diverse group of folks with a great sound. They also seem to have such a good time when performing, and that makes me enjoy their music even more!"
- Jennifer Crawford, New Castle, VA