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The Hitchhikers Band


The Hitchhikers Band was founded by guitarist and mandolin player Bob Sheldon. Bob enjoyed a wide variety of musical genres and encouraged people of all playing levels. Most of all, music was fun for Bob and that enthusiasm for sharing music is a lasting gift he passed on to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Following in his footsteps comes Barb Kaplan, who facilitated Bob's legacy with her love and passion for music, particularly Celtic music. She passionately expressed her enthusiasm for this genre of music with her flute and penny whistle. Barb insisted we "pay it forward" by accepting all levels of talent, just as Bob did at the initiation of this group. Barb has since passed as well, so the legacy lives on through the six of us: John Noak, Eric Estill, Catherine Estill, Roni Crum, Elizabeth Sawzin and George Carrington.



222 South Dutoit Street, Dayton, OH, USA

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