We are Philadelphia's Run of the Mill String Band, an old-time southern Appalachian string band preserving and performing some of the best traditional American music you can find.  Fiddle, banjo, guitar and upright bass comprise the usual configuration of the band, but sometimes we mix it up with two fiddles, fretless banjo, mandolin, banjo-mandolin, steel-guitar, banjo-guitar, archtop guitar, and upright bass.  We sing some, too.  Regardless of configuration, we strive to maintain the tradition of the music, while at the same time, making it our own.  Run of the Mill String Band is Palmer Loux, Greg Loux, Paul Sidlick and Mat Clark.  We’ve been together for well over twenty years and we feel we’re still starting our stride.  We're proud to be part of the greater Philadelphia old-time music scene. 

Video of our January 30, 2009 Concert at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

We perform in concert, play for square dances, contra dances, parties, weddings…just about any type of event where up-beat, energetic acoustic music is in order.  We’ve got a couple of recordings of our old-time music and although we’re not offering them for sale at this site, we’ve got some links to where you can purchase them.
If you’re looking for more information about us, you can find it by perusing our site.  We’ve got a media kit for those interested in such material.  We’ve also got a way for you to register yourself on our list in case you’d like to hear some occasional news about us.
Thanks for stopping by.  We hope to meet up with you sometime.
Best regards,
Run of the Mill String Band

First Friday, Ardmore PA: A-tune medley -- video by Ron Hartman

Old Haverford Friends Concert: Poplar Bluff -- video by Todd Denton

Old Haverford Friends Concert: Ozark Rag -- video by Todd Denton


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Rosemarie Nielsen hosts WAMU's "Old-Time Jam" every Friday at noon. Run of the Mill String Band is in town and Rosemarie has invited the band to perform on her show. The best way to listen is streaming from the web at http://wamu.org/programs/old_time_jam


Run of the Mill String Band House Concert

Home of Rose Wells, 5909 Calla Drive, McLean, VA


Run of the Mill String Band will perform a house concert at the home of Rose Wells in McLean, Virginia. Potluck at 6pm. Concert at 7pm.



Private Wedding

Medford Lakes, NJ


Evan and Trish are getting married and asked the Run of the Mill String Band to play for the ceremony and the cocktail hour.