The Sugarloaf String Band, Cowboy Ukuleles and More
The Sugarloaf String Band of Western Massachusetts

celebrates traditional cowboy tunes from the 1800 and 1900's. We perform for 5th grade elementary classes studying Westward Expansion and for general audiences wishing to channel their inner cowboy or cowgirl!

"Now that's what I call entertainment," Donald A. from South Deerfield Tilton Library 2016 concert.

"I loved all the songs you sang," Joan L. Whately Library 2016 performance.

We want you back next year. That's the largest crowd we've had," Whately Librarian Wendy

the Sugarloaf String Band of MA
Our Western Expansion Show for Elementary Schools

With songs, paintings, and photographs, students take a "trail ride" through the golden years of the Cowboy Era. Let's discover who the cowboys were, what trail life was like, why cattle drives ended, and how the Texas cowboy became an American icon. Along the way, we'll meet Charles Goodnight, Annie Oakley, Charles Russell, and even Pecos Bill!

What the Teachers say:

"The art connection and mini biographies made it fun for the students. We felt like we were going back in time!,"

"The Students loved it!"

--Deerfield Elementary 5th grade teachers

the Sugarloaf String Band of MA perform for Elementary students
Audio Sample: "Texas Cowboy"
Contact us at
(413) 665-7817

Our 2017 and 2018 performances at Conway Grammer School were funded in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Our July 11, 2018 performance at the Montague Congregational Church was partially funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Montague Cultural Council.

Performance Dates, Spring and Summer, 2018:

June 13, 2018, 7:30 PM: Open Rehearsal/Jam at the Conway Inn, Conway, MA

June 16, 2018, 10:15 AM:
Town of Sunderland 300th Anniversary Celebration, Sunderland, MA

July 11, 2018, 6:30 PM:Montague Congregational Church, Montague, MA

July 17, 2017, 6:30 PM: The Whately Library
Whately, MA

September 30, 2018, 10:30 AM: Conway Festival of the Hills, Conway, MA