Billy Goat Strut Revue

It’s been an unpredictable journey since our founding Billy Goat (Mark Hamilton) took a trip to New Orleans and quickly became intoxicated with the city's rich musical culture and tradition. He brought us together on a cold and rainy Kentucky autumn day in 2011 and shared his vision of forming an ensemble of all-star players for an old-time project.

Through our progression as a band, the moniker “Antique Jazz” started to float around. With the addition of tunes that contained hints of Kentucky flavor and an irresistible twang, we realized our strange version of jazz embodied the influences of a Kentuckian mode de vie.

Kentucky Wild Horse

Kentucky Wild Horse takes its name from an old eastern Kentucky fiddle tune played by Wolfe County fiddler Darley Fulks (1895-1990) who possessed a vast repertoire of pre-Civil War tunes. Kentucky music from the 19th century down to the present, especially its fiddle and banjo traditions, has been our love and our inspiration.

Drunk & Sailor

Phillip is usually the drunk, and Capt Amos is usually the sailor. Sometimes they're both drunk, and sometimes they're both sailors. Every once in a great while they are both drunk and both sailors.

Phillip McGuinness and Captain Amos met in 2005 as cast members of the Kentucky Renaissance Faire. After a couple years of doing improv acting together, they started appropriating unused stages with a guitar and a will to entertain.

Drunk & Sailor has been seen at renaissance festivals from the Gulf Coast to Lake Michigan, sci-fi/fan conventions (including the 2009 DragonCon Pirate Party), and more bars than they can remember (though that may have more to do with the alcohol than the number of bars).

Mary Elaine Morales

While listening to the mellow sounds of her mother’s soprano wafting through the womb to the lilting melody of the alphabet song, Mary Elaine Morales knew music would forever be a part of her life. She can tell when music is playing even with her eyes closed! Growing up exposed to music of all genres—from bluegrass, to salsa, from classical piano to psychedelic prog rock—and having lived through the childhood shame of being forced to sing show tunes on a trampoline for New-Years-resolutionary-fitness-buffs at the local YMCA, has left Mary with unique and varied musical tastes, and an adaptability to whatever melodious mischief comes her way.