The Rival Stringband

Est. 2014

We love mountain music. Our foundation is traditional bluegrass songs, the kind that have been played on front porches since Bill Monroe asked Earl Scruggs to join his band. Then we add a healthy dose of newgrass, country, jazz, and a touch of classical to give each tune our own flavor. We also throw in some originals to keep it fresh! 

Our quartet features:

Chris - mandolin (Studied at Peabody Conservatory, BBQ afficionado, afraid of cats)

Gabe - guitar and vocals (Music major at McDaniel College, House Stark, thinks moon landing was "fake news")

Justin - banjo, fiddle, and vocals (Studied at Peabody Prepatory, fan of kabuki theater, not sure what a hamster is) 

Zach - bass and vocals (Studied at Peabody Prepatory, just demolished his garage, loves Beagles)