Old Time Hoedown was established when Kathy Vandemortel and Stephen Bland found themselves at Rochester’s Golden Link Folk Singing Society’s sing-around session one night in the spring of 2001. At the end of the evening, after having participated in the group session, they could not resist playing just fiddle and banjo toe to toe. They have been doing so ever since!
Kathy and Stephen each sing, and play fiddle, banjo, banjo-uke and guitar. Together they perform foot-stompin’ fiddle and banjo tunes, haunting melodies, and old-time songs from the mountains of southern Appalachia and the string band era of the early 20th century.
Old Time Hoedown is available to perform at public and private functions, festivals and dances. Please visit our “Contact” page for our e-mail address and let us know about your event!