The Stringtown Pickers: Original Bluegrass in Indianapolis

The Stringtown Pickers, an Indianapolis band, have provided local and regional audiences in Indianapolis with jam-based shows, including original songs and freshly arranged covers, for over seven years. They’ve been such a long standing part of the Indianapolis music scene that they were even part of a comic strip in NUVO Newsweekly.

Combining influences from blues, rock, reggae, jazz and zydeco, the group has been capitalizing on the growing popularity of bluegrass, newgrass and jamgrass since the movie release of O, Brother Where Art Thou?

Video of Indianapolis band The Stringtown Pickers playing live in Spencer, Indiana

Scott Nelson, Dave Frye, Casey Keiner and Chris Keiner offer high-energy acoustic arrangements using the 5-string banjo, mandolin, guitar and upright bass.  Multi-part harmonies exude influences from all genres and styles, including artists as diverse as The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa and Miles Davis. The group has a wide stable of knee-slappers, ballads, and melodic soundscapes.

Video of Indianapolis band The Stringtown Pickers performing “White Freightliner Blues” live in Marion, Indiana



The Stringtown Pickers frequently play Indianapolis bars and venues like Basey’s Downtown Grill, in addition to Indianapolis fairs and festivals and venues in cities around Indiana. If you live in Indy and you’re in the mood for a foot stompin’ good time, there’s nothing better than a show with The Stringtown Pickers.

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