The Eelpout Stringers

(O-fish-all Site)

 

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Howdy folks!  Welcome to the home page of the Eelpout Stringers. We’re a Minnesota-based bunch of old-fogies that delight in playing turn-of-the-century (1800’s) “old-time” or “square dance” music (think “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”).  We also sing beautiful ballads and historic Civil War-era songs.  But mostly, we make sure listening folks young, old and in-between are having a good time. 

Announcing our newest CD...


It features thirteen (13) lucky songs and tunes in the fine old-time Americana music tradition.

Featuring...

Fin the Fiddler

Gill the bass

Ellie the eelpout

Keeper on guitar

Bullhead on banjos

“Rockin’ the Boat” is fun, plain and simple.  But that’s this genre of music... toe-tappin’, head-boppin’ joy.  The good news is, it doesn’t stop there.  As much as we like playin’ this music, we also like talking about it.  For instance, did you know that the Civil War favorite Soldier’s Joy was actually a fiddle tune called The Kings Crown that came from England in the 1750s? Well we didn’t either... until we got sorta interested in learning more about how to play this traditional number along the lines of what the original composer had in mind.  Same goes for Liberty.  Did you know it was Thomas Jefferson’s favorite tune?  Well it was!  As it turns out, it wasn’t ours so we didn’t include it on this CD, but we do play it in concert. 

Click here for music samples.

This site is a lot about us... and most of it’s true!  We’ve got samples of tunes from our first CD, “Rockin’ the Boat,” our second CD, “Waterbound!” and videos of us playin’ and havin’ fun!

There are also articles by people kind enough to write about us, even a blog of some of our most excellent adventures. 

If you’re interested and looking for a good-time band for your great-time event, drop us a line.  If we can, we’ll bite. 

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“The Minnesota-based Eelpout Stringers are a bunch of old-fogies playin’ traditional Americana music.”

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Here’s our “o-fish-all” demo reel!  It’s what we look and sound like. 

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pic for our
demo reel!

Go ahead!  It’s fun! 

“Waterbound!” is our latest!  We’ve been playin’ together for about 10 years now and know so many tunes and songs, we figured we’d best start recording them in case we forget.  This CD has some of our favorite square dance tunes, a couple of beautiful ballads by Keeper (and Bullhead!) and a down right silly “nonsense” song written to challenge young children on their knowledge of history or to entertain drunken adults (we’re never sure who is in the crowd).  At any rate, it’s downright fun for everyone. 

Click here for music samples.

Two CDs of toe-tappin’ fun. 

Whether it’s a cruise on a paddleboat, a backyard wedding reception, anniversary, birthday, graduation party or just happy background music, we make sure folks toes are tappin’ and heads are bobbin’.  We’re also affordable!  Write us for more info:  eelpouts@mac.com 

If you’d prefer to send a check for $17.50 ($15 + $2.50 for shipping/handling), write to Bullhead for instructions.

Very Important:  Be sure and tell him WHICH CD you want!

This button is for the Waterbound! CD ONLY!  You can buy both CDs TOGETHER at the bottom of the page.

This button is for the Rockin’ the Boat CD ONLY!  You can buy both CDs TOGETHER at the bottom of the page.

If you’d prefer to send a check for $33.50 ($30 + $3.50 for shipping/handling), write to Bullhead for instructions.

This button is for both Waterbound! and Rockin’ the Boat CDs!

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Domestic sales ONLY!  International customers, please write to Bullhead for Instructions 

Domestic sales ONLY!  International customers, please write to Bullhead for Instructions 

Domestic sales ONLY!  International customers, please write to Bullhead for Instructions 

Photos by Barry Moore

www.barrymoorephoto.com