The Hayrollers play a stomp'in, soulful bounce of bluegrass, old-timey-swing-i-fied-country-music pick'in and sing'in. Hailing from the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires, The Hayrollers are heavily influenced by the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Buzz Busby and the golden age of bluegrass and country music. With its twang and soulful vocals from Virginia native Cowboy Jim and the swingy-stomp from Hunger Mountain Boys Kip Beacco and Matt Downing, The Hayrollers offer unique yet classic interpretations of traditional & original tunes with tight harmonies and spirited picking!
The band features Cowboy Jim Wright/guitar (Bash Bish Bluegrass Band, The Old Croken Stillers), Kip Beacco/mandolin, (The Lucky Five, The Hunger Mountain Boys), Matt Downing/bass (The Lucky Five, The Hunger Mountain Boys, Jim & Jennie and The PineTops) & Lukas Schwartz/fiddle (Beartown Mountain Ramblers, Limberjack County). And we are lucky to share the stage often with a stalwart of the Hudson Valley Bluegrass scene, Jerry Oland/banjo (Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, The Arm Brothers)!