The Ol' 55s
The Ol’ 55s are a Charleston based acoustic trio made up of Whitt Algar (upright bass and vocals), Dale Baker (acoustic guitar and vocals) and Daniel Patrick (mandolin and vocals). While the instrumentation is that of a traditional bluegrass band, they take the high level of instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies associated with bluegrass and blend it with everything from Bill Monroe to Johnny Cash to Journey and Def Leppard to Bruno Mars and beyond.
Through countless of hours playing together over the past few years, the band, that is comprised of three of the busiest working musicians in Charleston (hundreds of gigs a year between them), have become one of the top live acts in the area.
Their song list is in the hundreds and they are able to perform full sets of bluegrass, old school country, or 80’s and any where in between. They can bring a foot stomping good time or blend in to the background.....what ever you need! Their ability to seamlessly blend this mix together has made them an in demand band across the low country. Their sets are high energy, engaging and most importantly fun! Make your event one to remember with The Ol’ 55s!