Hillbilly Gypsies are a West Virginia native string band
who specialize in playing their own homegrown style of
Appalachian old time music, mixed with a hard drivin'
bluegrass sound. In addition to their original material, The
Hillbilly Gypsies play an eclectic mix of traditional and
quite often, not-so-traditional bluegrass standards and catchy
old fiddle tunes.
The Hillbilly Gypsies are best appreciated jamming at a live
show. They perform in the old fashioned style, around a
single vintage style large diaphragm microphone. This
"Old Timey" approach adds a high energy barn party
atmosphere to their show. Watching the whole band
work around the mic is like taking a trip back in time. It'll
sure make you want to get up and dance!
Just like their music, the Gypsies play a diverse array of
venues throughout the year, ranging from major outdoor music
festivals, radio shows, coffee shops and club venues to
weddings and private parties. From the finest of the
theaters and concert halls to the rowdiest of the motorcycle
rallies, The Hillbilly Gypsies have played em' all!
Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting in Morgantown WV, The
Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin'and grinnin' ever since.
More than just a bluegrass band, The Hillbilly Gypsies
are a close knit family, mindful of tradition yet bold
explorers of new styles of acoustic music.
played at every Smoked Country Jam, since 2004, we are proud
to have had the talents and professionalism of The Hillbilly
Gypsies as the festival "host band" since the second
year of the festival.