Che Apalache & the Cabin Creek Boys

Che Apalache and the Cabin Creek Boys are coming to the Blue Ridge Music Center on Saturday August 4 at 7 p.m.!

Che Apalache is an international bluegrass and old-time music quartet based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The group is led by native North Carolina fiddler and frequent Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention participant, Joe Troop. The group formed when Troop moved to Argentina in 2010. While patiently carving out a niche in the local music scene, he taught bluegrass and old-time music for a living. That’s how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar) and Martin Bobrik (mandolin), who went from his most dedicated students to bandmates.

The Cabin Creek Boys play old-time hillbilly music from the mountains of Southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina at area fiddler’s conventions, festivals, and square dances. The group entertains audiences with old-time hoedown instrumentals, bluegrass songs, two-step numbers, and waltzes. The group is led by multi-instrumentalist husband and wife duo, Chris and Erika Testerman, with Jackson Cunningham on guitar, Trish Kilby Fore on banjo, and Jerry Steinberg on bass.