Sat, Jul 22|
The Stissing Center
The Down Hill Strugglers
Old-time string band Down Hill Strugglers hail from Kentucky and New York. Featured on the "Inside Llewyn Davis" soundtrack, they carry on rural American music and challenge futuristic beats.
Time & Location
Jul 22, 2023, 7:00 PM
The Stissing Center, 2950 Church St, Pine Plains, NY 12567, USA
About The Event
The Down Hill Strugglers is an old-time string band based out of Kentucky and New York. They have released albums on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and Jalopy Records and are featured on the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers' film, "Inside Llewyn Davis," starring Oscar Isaac and produced by T-Bone Burnett.
The Down Hill Strugglers band formed while hanging out at the home of their mutual friend Peter Stampfel of the Holy Modal Rounders, where they also met bandmate and mentor John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers. By carrying the music of the old, rural America forward, The Down Hill Strugglers are extending the legacy of the New Lost City Ramblers by bringing archaic sounds into the present, and challenging audiences to reject a dystopian future animated by disco beats and their ilk.