Harry Bolick & Brian Slattery

Harry Bolick and Brian Slattery have been playing and recording music together in the New York City area since 2001, both as the core of the Wahoo String Band and as a duo. Drawing predominantly on the Appalachian music they've been steeped in while also incorporating elements of other musical styles they love, they create a sound that honors tradition and engages modern audiences.

Their latest recording and first duo cd Come On Over and See Us Sometime was released in March 2011. It features several updated versions of Tommy Jarrell and Carter family songs, a medley of 8 versions of Cumberland Gap, several recently composed tunes and some choice obscure Mississippi fiddle tunes. All rendered in our unique style.

For concerts in Europe we are the Mississippi Travelers and are joined by Nathan Bontrager on cello.

Here we play two Mississippi tunes from WPA manuscripts.


Contact us, if you'd like to host a house concert! They are big fun for all!)
For house concerts we usually have an oldtimey jam session and or workshops.

Previous concerts have been in: Philadelphia Pa., Brooklyn NY,Hopewell Junction, NY,Albany NY, Washington, DC and Boston MA -  (see videos)


Harry Bolick ( see bio for more info) (fiddle, vocals)

Brian Slattery (website) (banjo, fiddle, vocals) has played with Les Chatiments, the Motherpluckers, the Mud Brothers, John Pinamonti, Drew Bunting, and Sarah Hawker.

Brianhas been playing traditional and non-traditional music from the American South and elsewhere for twenty years. In addition to playing with Harry Bolick, he plays with the New Haven-based Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps. He also writes books. Find him at bfslattery.com

Between them they've been playing music for 73 years!

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