The 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 one or two vintage style large diaphragm microphones. This "Old Timey" approach adds the high energy barn party atmosphere to their show. Watching the whole band work around the mics is like taking a trip back in time. It'll sure make you want to get up and dance!
Just like their music, they play a varied array of venues throughout the year, ranging from motorcycle rallies to coffee shops to outdoor music festivals.
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 music.