The 3rd Sunday String Band plays Old Time music—Appalachian and Midwestern fiddle tunes and songs, as well as a selection of early Country, Folk, Bluegrass songs, and even some of our rock favorites.
The band had its beginnings in the summer of 2002 when Bill Hayden organized a jam with other students from the Old Town School of Folk music to be held on the 3rd Sunday of each month in Grant Park in Chicago, IL.
As time went on, we began meeting weekly to build up a repertoire. Being a very inclusive lot, our numbers soon swelled, and sometimes including from ten to fifteen members at any given moment, playing various combinations of fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, upright bass, flutes/whistles, Dobro, harmonica, and keyboards. The current band includes 6-8 at most performances. The stages just weren't big enough!