BROADWAY'S BLUEGRASS BAND
Have y'all ever thought "Man, these show tunes are great but I just wish there were more banjo?"
Neither have we.
But we do share a particular affinity for two of America's greatest traditions: Bluegrass and Broadway. We think the two go together like Fred and Ginger. Like Flat and Scruggs. Like Rodgers and Hammerstein. And definitely better than Rodgers and Hart.
Join us as we make sure every one of your favorite musicals on the Great White Way has a tune you can stomp yer' boots to.
PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY CLOTHES
from "Hello Dolly"
DANCING IN THE DARK
from "Springsteen on Broadway"
FIRST STEPS FIRST
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS THEME
from "SpongeBob SquarePants"
from "Dear Evan Hansen"
WAVING THROUGH A WINDOW
from "Dear Evan Hansen"
from "Fiddler on the Roof"
ONE SONG GLORY
WHO'S WHO IN THE 'BILLIES
Matt Cusack has been a redhead for most of his life. There is not much that can be done about this. He plays bass, but also most other things, and is generally very pleasant. Originally from New Jersey, he now tells people he doesn't know where he was actually born.
The true definition of a gentleman; Mike knows how to play the accordion, but chooses not to. Mike was last seen on Broadway, buying halal food from a street meat cart. He spends his leisure time tuning his banjo, and his working hours playing out of tune. A NY native, Mike currently lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jen, and their shih-tzu, Oscar.
You wouldn't know it to look at him, but Sam Sherwood is tall. Like, really tall. He looks even taller standing next to most regular people, like the rest of the Playbillies. One time he hit his head on Shaquille O'Neil's ceiling. Ever the consummate professional, Sam's motto is "rehearsal is cheating."
Douglas has as many different eye colors as he does hyphenated last names. He's the only Playbilly who is actually from the south, so that gives us a modicum of credibility. He plays his grandfather's fiddle, named "Chauncey." Chauncey was responsible for two thirds of the great depression, and sometimes accuses couches of being lazy.
EVERYBODY'S A CRITIC
"TBQH: I can never resist a Playbillies arrangement. These guys are the best."
-Josh Ferri, Broadwaybox
“Y'all are amazing!"
"Bluegrass groove = instant smile on my face. Nicely done, boys, and thanks for the cover!"
“Do they ever play anywhere BESIDES directly above me?”
-Sam's Downstairs Neighbor, Dianne
We started making music together because we wanted to give back to the communities that have been so great to us through the years. A percentage of all proceeds from every one of our live shows goes to charity. In the past, we've played for organizations like "Broadway Cares: Equity Fights Aids," "PickALS: Crunch Time For a Cure" and others. If there's anything we can do to help out a cause you're working for, please reach out!
We are crankin' out tunes for y'all to enjoy faster than two squirrels goin' at it in a wool sock. But we want to up the ante. We are currently working on new videos with actual production value, as well as our very own live stage show which will be coming to a town near you. If you'd like to see any of things actually happen, please consider subscribing to our Patreon page.