Bio

The Oldest Man I Know is a high energy, punk inspired folk band from Kitchener Ontario. We play traditional instruments untraditionally, and take influence from such bands as Trampled by Turtles, Rail Yard Ghosts, NoFX, and Mama's Broke.

The Oldest Man I Know started out as the solo banjo project of Taylor Esch, but since setting roots in the twin cities in 2017, the project has grown into a full acoustic band.

The Oldest Man I Know is currently finishing up writing their first full length album, which is set to be released June 21st 2019, with a tour to follow.


The Oldest Man I Know is
Taylor Esch: Banjo, and Vocals
Dave Pike: Double Bass, and Vocals
Emily (Al) Flowers: Fiddle, and Vocals
Kieran Northbound: Guitar and Vocals


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Photo by: Jennifer Lyon

Photo by: Jennifer Lyon