The Old Souls String Band is one of Cincinnati’s newest and youngest traditional music groups to join the scene and this album represents their musical debut. The Old Souls are Zane Thompson and Elijah Bedel; two aspiring young folk musicians whose passion for the songs and tunes of a different era set them apart from most of their fellow millennials. Drawing heavily from the traditional music of Appalachia and other folk styles, they do their best to bring people joy, put a pep in their step, and remind us all of those who came before. Their repertoire consists of rollicking fiddle tunes, lonesome banjo songs, old ballads from yore, and lots of stuff in between.
Together, they bring their own experiences to the music and hope that all who listen can join in these time-honored traditions expressed through the hands of the next generation.