The Oldtime Stringband
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  • The Oldtime StringbandThe Oldtime String band was originally formed as a musical backdrop to a documentary about the cow-painter, Ruud Spil. Both the musicians and the audience enjoyed it so much that the band is now on a stampede.
    The Oldtime Stringband not only plays Bluegrass and Old-Time music but is also inspired by American folk music from the 1940’s and modern music with an Old-Time feel.
  • The Oldtime Stringband is:
    Shelly O’Day – Vocals, guitar, autoharp, Cajun-triangle
    Ton Knol – Guitar, mandolin, vocals
    Ruud Spil – Banjo, vocals
    René Boerrigter – Fiddle, mandolin, cajun accordion, vocals
    Nico Druijf – Upright bass, vocals, singing saw
upcoming shows
  • Our second CD "Chicken Crows for Day" was recorded at Reyn Ouwehand's studio The Church in Wijdenes on 02/03/2014.
    Besides the regular CD release a special edition is available which comes with a litograph of a cow by Ruud Spil. This special edition will be limited to 100 copies (price €25.00). For more information contact Ruud at The regular CD can be ordered and at
  • Our first CD "Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around" was recorded at Reyn Ouwehand's studio The Church in Wijdenes on 29/12/2011. Available at, at and at our concerts.
Photo Gallery
  • Photo Gallery
  • Lots of Oldtime Stringband video's can be found at