Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have a delicious cocktail for your ears known as the Urban Pioneers. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly, and even a few gypsy type songs for good measure.
The talent in the band clearly lies with miss Liz Sloan. If there had ever been any ‘heck’ in her fiddle then it is all gone by now because she plays the heck out of it night after night. The whole reason Jared even writes or sings songs is so that miss Liz will have something to play along to. Jared is a self-proclaimed “horrible banjo player” so we won’t talk about him too much but he does write some silly songs. The duo is accompanied on the road by a doghouse bass player, a guitar player, and whoever else they can find that can play something and doesn’t snore. The band stays on the road all over the world for over 250 days a year. In 2014 they toured extensively in the US and Europe and in 2015 they will do it again and add South America to the list. The Urban Pioneers love to play music for people.