We play traditional American Old Time music from the rugged Appalachian mountain region. This music is a cultural fusion of ancient folk ballads that arrived with English, Scottish, Irish and other Northern European settlers, local adaptation and origination, and the powerful influence of the hypnotic rhythms of the local African-American musicians. There in independent communities among the ridges and hollers it evolved into hot, driving dance music. The music of hard-living, close-knit folks straight from the porches, parlours, frolics and square dances of the rural South.