(rootsy, bluegrassy, folk country rock) 

for your listening pleasure


This was a good band, I’m grateful for the fun we had and I’m proud of the music we made in the five years we worked together.

Steve O’Dell was the poet, Pippa made the melodies, Dave Bandy or Mark Ort added the electric guitar, that was PIPPA & THE STRAWMEN. Last gig was August 3, 2018.

Take a listen: Flies of July

The 2018 CD is HERE!  Seven songs of original MISSOURICANA (all O’Dell/Letsky songs). GOOD LYRICS.

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

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

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.

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.”

The 2013 album is called “At the Corner of a Crossroads.” It’s a good ‘un! Original songs. Fun words.