The Old Bay String Band is based near Annapolis, Maryland. Performances begin in the Fall of 2006 with an emphasis on the Baltimore, MD/Eastern Shore/Washington DC region. Drawn together by similar interests including a passion for acoustic music and a love for the Chesapeake Bay, band members are Al Holden, Steve Greer, Mark Baker, and Jeff Rosenwald

Al Holden
Al Holden is a transplanted Clevelander who has resided in Central Maryland since 1982. He has been enthralled by the Maryland-DC-Virginia bluegrass scene for decades, and has developed many friendships with fellow musicians both as an avid fan and bluegrass performer. He plays guitar and banjo, and shares the singing duties in the Old Bay String Band. He has been a practicing veterinarian in Howard County for 33 years. He credits Earl Scruggs and JD Crowe as his early influences. 1.jpg