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.
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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