Cane Creek String Band

Cane Creek String Band is Charleston's only Traditional Appalachian old time string band!
"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 two years ago, and the quintet is quite the roster of old-time music aficionados. Banjoist Dave Linder is one of the founders of Lowcountry Friends of Old Time Music, a group that meets monthly to cut up and talk about their love of 1930s' numbers. Clawhammer banjoist Dr. Edwin McAllister is an English professor and member of the Mississippi Old Time Music Society. Vocalist and guitarist 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


 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.

They specialise in private functions, weddings, and large events. They are open to playing for your backyard oyster roast or small venue as well. This band is Also versatile so if you are looking for two piece playing old traditional plantation/civil war period pieces, perfect for your wedding back ground music or special event, Cane Creek String Band can also be hired as a duo or trio.



Old Time Songs...

Corn Bread & Butter Beans

Rubens Train
Ashoken Farewell
Charleston Gals
Midnight On The water
Soldiers Joy
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Dance all Night
Stay all Night
Sail away Ladies
Going Down that Road
Walkin in my sleep
Train on the island
Cuckoo Bird
Cluck Ole Hen
Sally Ann
Chilly Winds Don't Blow
West Fork gals
Greasy Coat
Benton's dream
Going Down to Hamburg
Lazy John
Booth Shot Lincoln
Cold Frosty Morning
Kitchen Girl
June Apple
Boatman Dance
Water Bound- "Down in North Carolina"
Liza Jane
Greasy Coat
Sandy Boys
Ida Red
Jimmy Sutton
Five Miles From Town
Julianne Johnson
Over the Waterfall
Valley Forge
Waiting for Nancy
West Fork Gals
Shoo Fly
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Old Chattanooga
Tombigbee Waltz
Colored Aristocracy
Shove That Pig's Foot
Big Scioty
Dance All Night
Paddy Wont you Drink Some Good Ole Cider
This Train is Bound for Glory
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
Walking in my Sleep
Golden Slippers
L and N Rag
Oh Suzanna
Green Willis
Golden Slipper
Soldier's Joy
Mississippi Sawyer
Spotted Pony
Saint Anne's Reel
Angeline the Baker
Eighth of January
28th of January
The Rose Tree
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Farewell Trion
Santa Anna's Retreat
Red Haired Boy
Old Joe Clark
Oh Suzanna
Blackest Crow
Golden Ticket
Sugar Hill
Leaving Eden
Old Yeller Dog



Mountain Dew
Salty Dog
Red Clay Hallo
Nine Pound Hammer
Big Red Sun
Steel Rails
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
New River Train
Down by the River to Pray
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
White Freight Liner
Little Georgia Rose
The Fox
Long Black Veil
Angel Band
Used To be
Tall Pines
Foggy Mountain Top
On & On
Blue Ridge Mountain Home
Wild Bill Jones
Wayside Back in Time
If I didn't know any better
If wishes were Horses
Sittin on Top of the World
True Life Blues
Flee as A Bird
Fish and Whale
In Tall Buildings
Little Bird of Heaven


Irish Traditional Songs...

Colleen Malone
Fiddlers Green
Red is The Rose
Loch Lomand
Wild Rover
Erin's Lovely Home
Molly Mallone
Whisky in The jar
Banbridge Town
Fields of Athenry
Danny Boy
Drunken Sailor
Red Rose of Summer
Galway Bay
Fields of France/ Ragland Road
The Unicorn Song
Girl I left Behind Me
SwallowTail Jig
The Banshee - Reel
Blarney Pilgrim - Jig
Bill Collin's - Jig
Congress - Reel
Banish Misfortune - Slip Jig
Cooley's - Reel
Father Kelly's - Reel
Jackie Coleman's - Reel
Silver Spear - Reel
Lafferty's - Reel