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old hat stringband portsmouth

Live Under the Arch: OldHat Stringband

Under the Arch
Chestnut Street
Portsmouth, NH
United States

Please note: the rain date for this event is August 2 (decision will be made by noon on Saturday).

Saturday, August 1 2020, 6:00pm
Saturday, August 1 2020, 8:00pm

OldHat is a string band based out of Eliot, Maine. Fusing tight vocal harmonies with a lively string band rhythm section, OldHat’s sound draws from bluegrass, old time, folk, and country traditions. The band is composed of Whitney Roy (guitar, vocals), Steve Roy (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), and Amanda Kowalski (bass).

Whitney Roy’s lilting vocals provide the backbone of OldHat’s vocal blend, while her solid rhythm guitar anchors the band’s rhythm section. Steve Roy is one of New England’s premier multi-instrumentalists, and has performed and toured with many of the acoustic world’s top acts.

Amanda Kowalski is one of the more sought-after bass players in the worlds of bluegrass and old time music, and her rhythmic drive and energy on stage are second to none.