Fiddle, 2 Banjos & Guitar, an old time band
We play songs of the rural south.
Great songs of love and life and death and fun.
We play for Dances, hoe Downs, parties.
Old time Clogging & Flatfooting demonstrations
Background music for events.
Gooder ’n Grits is a local West Michigan old-time band that has a Southern orientation without the twang or drawl. Focusing on the pre-bluegrass era of the Carolinas, we play fiddle and banjo in the Round Peak style made famous by Tommy Jarrell and others.
We have two banjo players who clog and flatfoot, two fiddlers, and two married couples whose lives have overlapped in many ways.
This music could be considered sentimental because its simpler, elemental Mayberry-era sound harks back to a time when people could sit on their front porches playing music or spend a Saturday night going to dances. But these tunes and songs of love’s innocence, humor, and hope for the future have a rightful place in today’s entertainment-saturated society.
The music still resonates in our collective memories, rich and sweet and lovely.
We practice real hard, so we know we’ll be Gooder than Grits.
FOR EVENTS AT THE SHAKER BARN, ADA MI
Our Youtube Videos
Check out the Dutch River Old Time String Band site for Old Country Love Songs