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Leroy Troy and his Hillbilly Trio

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From the pastoral rolling hills and hollers of sunny Tennessee come the founding members of The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and Leroy Troy

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Leroy ‘The Tennessee Slicker’ Troy

It’s all in the name. This touring Hillbilly Trio will be led by the one & only Leroy Troy. Although little introduction is needed, we’ll give him one anyway – as Roy Rogers was to the Sons of the Pioneers, so Leroy Troy is to the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band.

The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the Most Popular Man in Country Music, the ole Tennessee Slicker himself, Troy – who plays banjo,

ukulele, and an elaborately outfitted scrubboard he calls “the washing machine” (in a style fashioned from long-ago Opry star Robert Lunn who played the scrubboard on Roy Acuff’s show) – has been a professional hillbilly musician since before his seminal old-time banjo act at the 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair captivated all.

A past Champion and Grand Marshal from Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Troy picked up his show business acumen from working with the Bailes Brothers

(long ago members of the Grand Ole Opry) & is the undisputed heir to the banjo acrobatics and other performance skills of the late Uncle Dave Macon; Troy knows about every banjo “monkeyshine” that Uncle Dave ever performed, and then some – his resume lists ‘Accomplished flat-foot dancer’ & ‘TV Star’, the latter thanks to appearances on Hee Haw, Outsiders Inn, and as a weekly featured guest on The Marty Stuart Show. With old-time hillbilly star power in abundance, Leroy Troy knows how to work a crowd… and he does. He connects with the audience, and he’s looking forward to reconnecting with his Irish friends on

his latest trip to the Emerald Isle in September.

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band..

With ‘roots like wisdom teeth’, The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band do entertainment in the old-time mould like no other overall-clad

outfit can. Brought to national prominence thanks to regular performances on Marty Stuart’s RFD-TV show, these polished

entertainers have toured extensively, both nationally and internationally, and have graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry,

Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, and Nashville’s Station Inn & Ryman Auditorium. And they are no strangers to Ireland either

with visits stretching back to the days of the much-missed Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival in Longford (they most recently

entertained here in 2016). Recipients of the 2017 Blue Blaze Award at the 46th annual Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree & Crafts

Festival, given to musicians who actively cultivate a love of bluegrass music, this is a gallimaufry of accomplished musicians who

just like to have fun as they brighten up the stage with an array of rib-tickling old-time tunes and a smattering of string

acrobatics and general tomfoolery.

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