photo courtesy of David Bragger

photo courtesy of David Bragger


Joseph Decosimo, Luke Richardson, and Cleek Schrey explore Old-Time sounds and repertoires with fiddle, banjo, pump organ, and voice. The culmination of seven years of collaboration between these Tennessee and Virginia natives, the trio invites audiences into rich encounters with traditional music from the Appalachian and American South.

The trio explores the possibilities for ambiguity, expressivity, and beauty in older fiddle, banjo, and song repertoires. Grounded in their deep study of the old music, their performances draw listeners into uncluttered, spacious worlds of sound and feeling.

Composed of prize-winning musicians—a Clifftop fiddle champion and two national banjo champions, and a composer, the trio features top performers in the American Old-Time scene. They are members of prize-winning, touring bands the Bucking Mules (Luke and Joseph) and Bigfoot (Cleek).