Leroy Troy & His Hillybilly Trio

Category - Music
Date - 08/09/2019 8:00 pm





Leroy Troy & His Hillbilly Trio

The founding members of The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band brighten up the stage with an array of rib-tickling old-time tunes and a smattering of string acrobatics and general tomfoolery.LEROY WEBSITE IMAGE

From the pastoral rolling hills and hollers of sunny Tennessee come the founding members of The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Mike Armistead & the ole Tennessee Slicker himself, Leroy Troy. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the Most Popular Man in Country Music, Troy – who plays banjo, ukulele, and an elaborately outfitted scrubboard he calls “the washing machine” (in a style fashioned from long-ago Opry star Robert Lunn who played the scrubboard on Roy Acuff’s show) – has been a professional hillbilly musician since before his seminal old-time banjo act at the 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair captivated all,

Accompanied by their songwriting guest and part-time band member George Harper, this is a frolicking threesome sure to entertain in the old Southern traditions of comedic song, tales of loved & lost and the occasional story.

It’s The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band Lite – less of what’s bad for you, but all of the fun. This is a trio that know the music, wear the costumes, tell the stories and do the slapstick gags that throw an audience into hysterics. Old-time slapstick entertainment with a capital ‘N’!

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