Combine the good times and instruments of a front porch hoe down with the muscle of a power trio, and the savvy of veteran touring musicians. Coat that with a little caffeine-laced three part harmony and you begin to understand the sound of Rollin' in the Hay. This Birmingham based band has become one of the forerunners in the "Newgrass" musical revolution in America. Their constant touring from colleges to concert halls has taken them coast to coast playing their souped-up brand of acoustic grassrock.
The music of Rollin' in the Hay has been described as "Groove Grass", "Renegade Bluegrass", and even "Redneck Speed Metal". Their catalog of six albums represents all of the above descriptions. The band also supports live taping by fans (Hayheads), resulting in thousands of hours of bootleg tapes traded widely on the Internet.
Rollin' in the Hay plays: July 15 at Zydeco and July 22 for Hayfest at the Workplay Theatre.