The Barberic Yawps

Genre: Bluegrass
From: Rome GA

The Barbaric Yawps from Rome, Ga are an eclectic acoustic band steeped in bluegrass and traditional country but impatient with labels, categories, and genre in general. They have been playing bluegrass together since joining the Saddle Mountain Bluegrass Boys in 2011. Formed in 2013, the Yawps’ original members included Kate Agnew on Banjo and vocals, Joel Keene on bass and vocals, and Dr. Jim Watkins on Guitar, mandolin, and vocals. In January 2015 Thomas Ryan joined the group on banjo, guitar, mandolin, and vocals. Kate left the band in May 2016 to return to her hometown of Jacksonville and The Yawps were joined by Jeremy Guider on mandolin, guitar, & vocals. The Barbaric Yawps play originals and covers of a wide array of artists ranging from Bill Monroe and The Stanley Brothers, to John Hartford and John Prine, to the Beatles, Funkadelic, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, and the Rolling Stones.