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old hat stringband portsmouth

OldHat String Band at PMAC

Portsmouth Music & Arts Center
973 Islington St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States
Phone:(603) 431-4278

OldHat is an acoustic stringband based out of Eliot, Maine. Fusing tight vocal harmonies with a lively stringband rhythm section, OldHat’s sound draws from bluegrass, old time, folk, and country traditions. The band is comprised 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 bands 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.


  • Please BRING your own chairs,You will select your area to sit, observing social distance guidelines when you arrive.
  • All persons will be asked to wear their face coverings while onsite. Once seated, face coverings can be removed.
  • Bathrooms are accessible through PMAC’s building. Face coverings are required for any person who enters our building.
  • Audience may bring their own food / drink to the shows. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed.

PARKING: For this event, the PMAC parking lot will not be available as it is our venue! Please find parking in our business neighbors parking lots or directly on Islington Street. DO NOT PARK NEXT DOOR at 1001 ISLINGTON STREET Apartments – you will be towed.