Debby McClatchy is an expert entertainer with wit and imagination. While she plays a variety of acoustic instruments, when touring she just totes her 1907 Bacon 'FF Professional' banjo and maybe a fiddle. She is recognized as one of the finest frailed-banjo players in the accompanying style and is much valued for her banjo and singing workshops. Her combination of goodtime, old-time banjo, glorious singing- with occasional outbreaks of mountain fiddling and freestyle Appalachian stepping - has made her a favorite in clubs and at festivals.
"Through countless recordings, tours, and workshops, Debby McClatchy has shown herself to be one of our most indefatigable collectors and flawless interpreters of American traditional music. To use Gordon Bok's expression, Debby is a great 'keeper of songs.'"
--Sing Out magazine