New Orleans based SWEET OLIVE STRING BAND stays true to the spirit of American rural string band music. Their brother duet, high lonesome style harmonies are backed by a healthy mix of old time fiddling, soulful slide guitar, bluesy mandolin and guitar picking anchored by steady pulse string bass. It's been a busy year for the band with recent performances at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and a tour of Ireland and England which included performances at Beer and Bluegrass in Poole, UK; The Mother Jones Festival in Cork Ireland; Bluegrass Camp Ireland and a gig at Matt Malloy's in Westport, Ireland. Currently the band is working on their second CD. Live shows feature originals, fiddle tunes, country blues and old time brother duets. Their self titled CD is currently available at Louisiana Music factory and live shows.

CD Review: http://www.offbeat.com/2013/04/01/sweet-olive-string-band-self-titled-independent/#

Previous events


Sweet Olive Duo w/ special guest Jeff Burke

chickie wah wah, 2828 canal st, New Orleans, Louisiana

opening for Peter Case


sweet olive string band

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ogden museum of art, new orleans

art for arts sake

Age limit: All ages


sweet olive string band at the abita springs opry

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abita springs town hall, abita springs, louisiana

Age limit: All ages


Sweet Olive String Band

Gasa Gasa, 4920 Feret St., New Orleans, LA

Pat Flory- guitar, mandolin, dobro and vocals. Mike Kerwin-guitar and vocals. Nate Money- string bass

Age limit: All ages


Sweet Olive String Band- all-star covered dish jamboree

Allways Lounge and Theatre , 2240 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA

5-8 dollars. discount with dish Age limit: 21+


Sweet Olive Duo, WTUL Hootenanny

Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St, New Orleans, LA

benefit fundraiser for WTUL fm 91.5 Age limit: All ages


Louisiana Music Factory In-store

Age limit: All ages