The Bentwood Rockers are an acoustic duo specializing in old-time country, hokum, Piedmont blues and traditional folk: music from the early days of the recording industry.
Between them, Bill Ackerbauer and Roland Vinyard play a variety of stringed instruments -- fiddle, guitars, many kinds of banjos, mandolin, autoharp, harmonica. They have a stage presence that is both casual and engaging, scholarly and humorous.
Bill and Roland both live in New York’s beautiful Mohawk Valley. Performing as The Bentwood Rockers gives them a outlet for their mutual obsession with the sublime rustic-roots sounds of the 1920s and 30s. For more details, see www.thebentwoodrockers.com.