With vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass fiddle, and a wealth of classic songs, Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band bring the spirit of America's past into the present. The band raises the roof with bluegrass, old-time country, traditional folk songs, fiddle tunes, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, spirituals, railroad and cowboy songs, work songs, sea shanties, reels, breakdowns, ballads, and more. This is American heritage music.
The repertoire will be customized for the theme and feel of your event. Young and old alike dance, clap, and sing along to familiar songs that are an important part of our American heritage. The band can also provide an excellent square dance or contra dance caller who can turn your event into a barn dance, getting everyone onto the dance floor.
Whatever your budget there is a performance that's right for your audience or guests. The band can be scaled from a solo appearance by Matthew Sabatella with his guitar and banjo to the full five-piece Rambling String Band.
Message from Matthew:
Hello. I've been a performing musician for most of my life, and I've been studying, learning, and playing American heritage music for more than 12 years. I find that often when an event organizer is seeking a bluegrass or country or band, they are looking to create a feel of pure Americana, or perhaps even patriotism. We are bluegrass, country, and so much more. This is the roots of American music.
I am always amazed by the audience response to our special brand of American heritage music – music that is woven into the fabric of our nation. These songs have the power to unite guests and audience members, no matter the age or ethnicity. Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band is something special, unique, and different, yet the music is completely familiar and comfortable to audiences.
Be sure to check out our videos below that showcase different aspects of our repertoire. Every audience is different, and we know how to choose the right songs for the setting.
This mix features fun, upbeat songs from America's past. These are songs the band might play at an outdoor festival, municipal event, party, barbecue, or corporate event.
These songs showcase the Rambling String Band's bluegrass side. If you're looking for a great bluegrass band, look no further.
American Classics Mix
This mix features songs that are (or should be) well-known to most Americans. These are essential American songs that are perfect for many occasions.
Thank you for visiting our page, and for considering Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band for your event.