Cane Creek String Band

Cane Creek String Band

Cane Creek String Band is Charleston’s only Traditional Appalachian old time string band (that we know of) in the area. A high energetic, talented new group made up of 5 local Charleston Musicians who have a combined music experience of over 60 years. They are spreading the rich in history sound of Old Time Appalachian Music through the low country with strong instrumental work, singing ,and hard driving foot stomping rhythm. If you enjoy bands like the “Carolina Chocolate Drops” this is the same genre of music.

The band specializes in private functions, weddings, and large events. Perfect for everything from a two or three piece playing old traditional plantation/civil war period pieces, to an oyster roast with your friends or a full on foot stomping party Cane Creek is the band for your private or special event!

Styles/Genres: Appalachian Old Time Strings
Available for: Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Receptions, Private Events, Corporate Events
Pricing: $2,000-$5,000


“If you’re keen on experiencing the crisp mountain air and cold springs of Appalachia sans the uphill drive, give the Cane Creek String Band a listen. With banjos aplenty, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, guitar, and June Carter-like vocals, the Charleston-based band will have you in a Smoky Mountain state of mind in no time. The band got together four years ago, and the quintet is quite the roster of old-time music aficionados. Clawhammer banjoist Dr. Edwin McAllister is an English professor and member of the Mississippi Old Time Music Society. Vocalist and Guitar Player Lane Gregory McAllister sounds as if she just stepped out of Irish folklore and has a great grandfather who had a rag band back in the day. Bassist Gina Perez has a Cuban and Puerto Rican background that gives her an enviable edge when it comes to putting down rhythms. And self-taught fiddler Bertha Booker played throughout Ireland and now leads local Irish sessions. Put ’em all together along with a vintage dresscode, and it’s easy to see why the bluegrass folksters opened this summer for the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Dom Flemons. The Cane Creek String Band is just one of several acts to join the Awendaw Barn Jam this week. ” –Kelly Rae Smith, Charleston City Paper