Sligo Creek Stompers play a raucous but refined blend of traditional roots music: Appalachian & Midwestern old time and bluegrass, New Orleans ragtime and traditional jazz, haunted Irish fiddle tunes, classic country, and Texas & gypsy swing. Inspired by scratchy 78rpm records, contra dancing and a good bottle of whiskey, the Stompers are keeping the flame of American stringband music alive in the Washington, DC area.
Whether it is a Saturday night barn dance, a neighborhood pub, a farmer's market or on the streets of the urban jungle inciting guerilla jam sessions, the Stompers work to stay true to the sound of the heroes of American roots music, but try their darnedest to create a new sound in their reworkings of traditional tunes. With a slew of stringed instruments in tow, they aim to delight audiences and passersby with their youthful energy and a firm grounding in tradition.
Sarah Foard (fiddle/voice),
Adrian Erlinger (bass/guitar/dobro/voice),
Chris Ousley (guitar/banjo/bodhran/voic),
Jess Eliot Myhre (washboard/clarinet/voice)