Rabbit Hash String Band
ʺJust two hops and a jumpʺ from the Ohio River and “not a fur piece” from Cincinnati, the Rabbit Hash String Band is pickin’ tunes in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.
The Rabbit Hash String Band features the fiddling of Warren Waldron paired to clawhammer banjo playing by Russ Childers; the rhythmic guitar of Judy Waldron and driving banjo uke by Barb Childers pushes them along. All members, without warning, have been known to belt out a song. The band came together in 1991 when these old-time friends desired to replicate the 1920s music of the Georgia Skillet Lickers. They keep alive a rare and endangered species of live homemade music.
Russ and Barb Childers of Batavia, Ohio, present old timey music to area school children when not playing with the Rabbits. Warren and Judy Waldron of Somerville, Ohio, play and call traditional square dances all over the region. The band takes its name from the home of fiddler and former band member Tommy Taylor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, who contributed an amazing repertoire of puns and one-liners as well as the band’s theme song “Rabbit Hash, Kentucky” featured in the acclaimed 2004 documentary Rabbit Hash, Center of the Universe.
Any evening spent with the Rabbit Hash String Band promises a good, old time. The fun-loving music will transport the listener to ʺRabbit Hash, Kentucky… where I long to be… cornbread, molasses, and sassafras tea…ʺ