(rootsy, bluegrassy, folk country rock) 

for your listening pleasure

Steve O’Dell is the poet, Pippa makes the melodies, Mark Ort adds the electric guitar, it’s PIPPA & THE STRAWMEN!

NEW SONG (take a listen): Flies of July

NEXT GIG:  is from 6 to 9 pm EVERY OTHER FRIDAY at CoMo Smoke and Fire


The 2018 CD is HERE!  Seven songs of original MISSOURICANA (all O’Dell/Letsky songs). Go HERE for the LYRICS. For sale at gigs for $10. For sale on Amazon for $9.99.

CHECK IT OUT! Available on Spotify, ITunes, CdBaby.com, Amazon.com.

THE 2015 CD IS…. “Tomorrow Is a Place.”     LYRICS HERE  

LIVE GIG DOWN AT COOPERS LANDING: “Lilacs in Spring Water” or “Girl by the River” with Dave Bandy on slide guitar, Steve O’Dell on bass, Pippa on guitar and vocals, and special guests Mark Ort on lead guitar, Donnie Lee Romine on percussion, and Sam Shin on cello.

The 2013 album is called “At the Corner of a Crossroads.” It’s a good ‘un! Original songs. Fun words. For sale for $10 at gigs.

CLARE CONNORS, piano player and Irish musician, wrote: “I’ve been enjoying your CD very much and will be looking forward to your next projects. The tunes and arrangements are well-crafted and I found myself singing along at several points.”