The Flatland String Band  

The Flatland String Band

About the Band

The Flatland String Band pans for musical treasures
in the deep river of American song, giving a string band
interpretation to popular hits and traditional melodies
from the last two centuries.

The trio’s vocal harmonies are supported by Mary Neri King
on fiddle; Jamie Knapp on upright bass, guitar, and banjo;
and Rick Palkovic on guitar, resophonic guitar, and mandolin.

The band is available for engagements in Northern California.

Past Appearances

Briggs Gallery, Winters, CA

Sundstrom Hill Winery, Davis CA     *    Ledgewood Creek Winery, Fairfield CA     *    Blues Harvest, Heidrick Ag History Center, Woodland CA     *    Mercy McMahon Terrace, Sacramento CA     *    Solano Public Library, Rio Vista CA     *    Taber Ranch Events Center, Capay Valley CA     *    Winters Center for the Arts, Winters CA     *    Palo Alto Arts Fair, Palo Alto CA     *    Rootstock Wine & Gifts, Winters CA     *    Ludy’s Main Street BBQ, Woodland CA     *    Covell Gardens, Davis CA     *    University Retirement Center, Davis CA     *    Vacaville Plein Air Art Show, Vacaville CA     *    YoloArts benefit, Woodland, CA     *    Leisure Gardens, Vacaville CA     *    The Californian, Woodland CA     *    DCTV Christmas Show, Davis CA     *    Sylvan Singers Christmas Show, Vacaville CA     *    Farmers’ Market, Esparto, CA     *    Habitat for Humanity of Yolo County Bike Ride, Winters CA     *    Merril Gardens, Vacaville, CA     *


Partial Song List

To hear a song sample, click one of the links to download
a sound file in MP3 format.

Old Time & Bluegrass
• Boat’s Up the River video
• Cripple Creek
• The Cuckoo
• Muddy Water
• Moonshiner
• Wichita video
• Whiskey Before Breakfast
• Irish Washerwoman/Swallowtail Jig
• Cherokee Shuffle
• O'Carolan Medley
• countless other fiddle tunes...
Swing & Popular
• All of Me
• All or Nothing at All
• Autumn Leaves
• Comes Love
• Dream a Little Dream Of Me
• Fascinating Rhythm
• Fly Me to the Moon
• The Frim Fram Sauce
• Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You
• Honeysuckle Rose
• I Don’t Know Enough About You
• I’m Beginning to See the Light
• I’m a Woman
• In the Mood
• Java Jive
• Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now
• Misty
• Oh, How my Heart Beats for You
• Over the Rainbow
• Please Don’t Talk About Me  When I’m Gone
• Sentimental Journey
• Stompin’ at the Savoy
• Twisted
• Walking After Midnight
• Walking my Baby Back Home
• You’d Be So Nice  To Come Home To
Christmas & Seasonal
• Apple Tree Wassail
• Baby, It’s Cold Outside
• Cherry Tree Carol
• Children, Go Where I Send Thee
• Go Tell It On the Mountain
• Santa Baby

Contact Information

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Band Members

Mary Mary Neri “Sings Like a Canary” King When Mary was 9, her father traded photographic services for an old violin and launched her musical career. Mary has played with flautist Sue Sheya in the duo Wind and Bow and has performed with a variety of orchestras and vocal ensembles. She performs solo as well, accompanying herself on guitar.

Jamie Jamie “Dog House” Knapp Jamie is a standup kinda gal. She occasionally trades the old doghouse bass for a banjo or guitar. Sings too, of course, and (guess what?) carries equipment — something bass players get used to in a hurry.

Jamie keeps the band in tune and on time. With her husband Rick, she also plays swing and jazz in a combo called Elements of Style, and performs with the contempory acoustic band Tree-O.
Rick Rick “Keep On Pickin’” Palkovic No stringed instrument is safe from this man’s scheming. You’ll hear him on mandolin, dobro, and guitar in The Flatland String Band. He will also honk on harmonicas and holler if not restrained. He plays guitar with Elements of Style, and mandolin and dobro with Tree-O.

With Lorraine Anderson, Rick is the author of Cooking with Sunshine, a solar cookbook.

Rick will haul gear when pressed, but is perfectly willing to chat up the audience while others move equipment.

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Video Clips

These short videos were taken in January 2015 at Sundstrom Hill Winery, Davis CA.

Boat’s Up The River


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Live Sound
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