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Stringtown Trio

Celtic Band from Mason, MI - Will travel up to 300 miles
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$650 - $3600 per event
When choosing music for your event - be it a wedding, a corporate convention/reception - you name it - your first consideration should be how experienced are the musicians?

Best advice is to always GO WITH THE PROS.

Are you planning a Celtic theme event or wedding? Over the last 25 years, I've appeared at approx 75 St. Pat's day events, and if you are planning a wedding - I've worked approx 1000 weddings with various ensembles and as a soloist.

Check the Gigmasters performer list for Robert McCloy to see rave reviews from past clients re: my professionalism, accommodation to requests, punctuality, and more.
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Mid-Michigan's Stringtown Trio brings together guitars, mandolin, fiddles, dobro, & steel guitars and harmony vocals all in one package, performing swinging roots music ranging in styles from country/bluegrass, swing/blues, celtic/world music with exuberant virtuosity.
These three musical veterans have a combined total of 100 years of performing throughout the US and Europe having appeared at countless private and corporate events.

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Robert McCloy: Fiddle, guitars, & vocals.

A full time musician for over 30 years, Robert has morphed from folk/bluegrass guitarist, to bluegrass mandolin player, to pop/country electric fiddler/guitarist, to solo classical/jazz guitarist/fiddler.

Experience ranges from the early years of appearances at coffeehouses and folk/bluegrass festivals - to "doing time" at grimy country/rock honky tonks, to pursuing of a solo career and appearances at thousands of weddings, conventions, corporate & private events throughout the Midwest over the last 20 years.
In addition to performance, Robert has taught guitar, mandolin, and fiddle at Elderly Instruments in Lansing, MI since 1979 - while having also taught at Lansing Community College, MSU Evening College, and has conducted workshops at festivals and symposiums.

Drew Howard: Guitar, Dobro, Vocals.

For more than 30 years, Drew has performed his way through concert halls, festivals and clubs in the United States and Europe, playing blues, rock, folk and country with many different groups and ensembles.
Drew has performed with the likes of Bo Diddley, Tom Paxton, Dale Watson, John Sinclair, Greg Brown, The Derailers, as well as many Michigan artists. He has also appeared with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and theatrical productions at Boarshead Theatre, Old Town Playhouse, the Always Patsy show and Hank Williams: Lost Highway.
Drew's studio credits include playing and producing many creative and commercial projects, CD's, radio and TV productions. He has appeared as a sideman on many national and regional TV and radio ad campaigns (Budweiser, Ford, Michelin, Chevy, Pella, Farm Bureau, Meijer, Paula Deen and many more).
Drew's appearances on WKAR's TV concert series Backstage Pass were picked up by PBS and helped earn WKAR the 2010 Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Award.
Drew is the recipient of the 2010 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Country Instrumentalist.

Pooh Stevenson: Mandolin, cello, vocals

Pooh Stevenson has been a mainstay on the folk/bluegrass/ Celtic scene in the Lansing area for over 30 years playing her mandolin and cello in numerous bands and recording sessions. Band credits include: Lady of the Lake, Counterpoint, The Dennis Cyporyn Band and Lonesome and Blue . She is best known for her clear clean tone on the mandolin and tasteful back up work on the rumbling romantic sounds of the cello.
Performances highlights include: The Pentagon Memorial dedication with Kitty Donahoe , Warm-up act for George Jones and Tricia Yearwood at the Clio theater , International Bluegrass Music Association Showcase act Louisville KY , Wheatland Music Festival, Blissfest, Hiawatha, South Plaines College, Levelland TX., and many other clubs, concerts and events.

Robert McCloy has been a Gigmasters member since 2004. Search Gigmasters under my name to see the reviews posted by past Gigmasters clients. Click on "find performers", then go to the alphabetical listing to search "Robert McCloy". You will find rave reviews about professionalism, accommodation to requests, punctuality, and more.


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Wedding

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The Stringtown Trio get 5 stars. They were early at the venue, very professional and the people who attended and even more importantly, the bride and groom were very pleased. Their music was absolutely wonderful! Thank you for making our day so special. Leanne Toman (Mother of the Groom)

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2017
Mar
18
Wedding Reception
Cleveland, OH
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
May
13
Wedding Reception
Clarkston, MI
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
May
28
Wedding
Detroit, MI
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Aug
27
Wedding
Laingsburg, MI
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Aug
13
Funeral
Battle Creek, MI
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2016
Mar
17
Celebration
Sterling Heights, MI
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2015
Sep
19
Anniversary Party
Harrison, MI
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Jul
31
Private Party
Mason, MI
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Apr
23
Funeral
Grosse Pointe, MI
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Celtic Jigs, Reels, Hornipipes
Bluegrass Songs & Instrumentals
Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Newgrass, & traditional hoedowns.
Country Swing Favorites
Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard
International Favorites - Italian, Greek, Brazilian
Jazz/Swing Standards
Ellington, Gershwin, Porter & More
Bluegrass Band
Celtic Band
Irish Band
Americana Band
Western Band
Acoustic Band
World Music Band
Roots Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Stringtown Trio will also travel to East Lansing, Holt, Lansing, Okemos, Dansville, Leslie, Onondaga, Dimondale, Williamston, Eaton Rapids, Haslett, Pleasant Lake, Rives Junction, Stockbridge, Webberville, Bath, Potterville, Munith, Shaftsburg, Springport, Dewitt, Fowlerville, Grand Ledge, Gregory, Perry, Charlotte, Parma, Jackson, Laingsburg, Morrice.
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