Our Story

Shaky Hand String Band was founded high in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in 2016.  While things have changed a bit over the years, the music remains, and fun is to be had by all who encounter the Shaky Hand String Band.  The band began in Leadville Colorado in a studio apartment, then spent the next few years covering the western United States.  Shaky Hand String Band were finalists at the 2022 Telluride Bluegrass band competition & the 2018 Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass Festival.  The band has performed on countless stages and festivals across the country. 

Flash forward to 2024, Shaky Hand String Band now have a 5 piece sound like never before. With a fresh approach comes a creative catalog of new and classic Shaky Hand tunes.  While still "bluegrass" at heart the band is Shaking into different genres and bending roots music, creating a whole new Shaky Hand Sound.    

Shaky Hand String Band members consists of Jess Rose Moidel (fiddle), Patrick O’Halloran (banjo) A variety of talented bass players, Leo Lopez (Percussion) and John Truscelli (Guitar).  Rotating Guitar players:  Loren Zyniecke and Alex Johnstone.

Foodies and beer lovers; your palate will thank you while your feet will be tapping to the best in Colorado Bluegrass with Summit County’s own Shaky Hand String Band.”

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