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Bands & Instruction

The Plate Scrapers

The Plate Scrapers originated in 2014 in western Maryland the way any good bluegrass band does: from a bunch of fellers pickin’ around in a circle, surrounded by delicious plates of food, strong libations, and good friends. The traditional spirit of The Plate Scrapers is still innately intact nearly half a decade later, though they have evolved into far more than your average bluegrass band. Through diverse backgrounds and influences ranging from jazz, to hard rock, to funk, the band has taken their music to an eclectic new level.

Folk 'Em All Trio

Folk ‘Em All Trio is a fun, exciting and energetic string trio that covers a vast array of classic
American roots music. From bluegrass to western swing, Jimmy Cliff to BB King, and original
tunes by all three members, Folk ‘Em All Trio will folk with them all. These boys also
occasionally double as longtime Jerry Garcia/David Grisman collaborator, Joe Craven’s back up band, performing together as Joe Craven and the Y’allterations at legendary bluegrass and roots festivals Delfest and Suwannee Roots Revival.

Frostburg Music Academy

In May of 2023 Jody was approached to turn a newly purchased property in the heart of downtown Frostburg, MD into a place where music was the focus.  In January of 2024 Frostburg Music Academy was opened.  The academy aims to provide a fun, memorable and effective learning experience taught by musicians who have spent thousands of hours in both the teaching room and the bandstand.  Music education brought by real world experience.  

Lessons are available on individual instruments including:

Guitar, Voice, Piano, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Violin, Mandolin, Dobro,

Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Brass and Percussion. 


Jody plays GHS Strings


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