Two Dollar Shoe Revival Story

Formed in Lawrence, KS in 1999.

Radio station: Listen to music by Two Dollar Shoe Revival Story

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows


Current Status: Active, in Lawrence.

Sound description: Traditional bluegrass with modern sensibilities.

Influences: Bill Monroe, Stanley Bros., John Hartford, Hank Williams, Bela Fleck, Frank Wakefield, David Grisman, scratchy blues, traditional music of all kinds.


Bluegrass / Roots, Country / Rockabilly


Name Released Label
No album artwork Two Dollar Shoe vs. the Platte Valley Jug Stompers 2002 Self-Released


The Two Dollar Shoe has been a Lawrence legend in the making since 2000, when multi-instrumentalist Adrian "Clamp" Erlinger met Charlie Rose. With the addition of Cody Walters on upright bass, the core of the band was formed. Over the years the personnel has changed several times, but the new lineup features Matt Gertkin.

Drawing from a repertoire of old tyme, bluegrass, alt. country, rock and roll, country blues, jazz, latin, and Eastern European fiddle tunes, the sound of Two Dollar Shoe is distinctly post-modern Americana with plenty of grit (all members are under 25). They play a wide range of styles and gigs-- weddings, jamborees, college parties, political events, farmer's markets, brew festivals, corporate fundraisers, barbecue contests, local nightclubs, porches, and Lawrence streetcorners.

Former, temporary, and honorary members of Two Dollar Shoe in its varying forms include Brad Maestas (mandolin, bass), Jimmie Meade (harmonica), BJ Soloy (washboard, percussion), Alvaro Berg (charango, flute, vocals), Aaron Redner (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), and Adam Galblum (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), and Josh Adams (drums). These folks can be seen with the band from time to time when it is spatially and temporally convenient.