Che Apalache


  • From Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Band members are from Argentina, Mexico and the USA.
    They call their music “latin-grass.”
  • Formed in 2013 by North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist Joe Troop who emigrated to Argentina in 2010. He taught bluegrass and old time music there and formed the band with Pau Barjau (banjo/from Mexico), Franco Martino (guitar/from Argentina), and Martin Bobrek (mandolin/from Argentina). Troop plays fiddle in the band.
  • Troop is the principal songwriter. Many of their songs are “message songs” concerning immigration, inclusiveness, etc.
  • 2019, released “Rearrange My Heart” album (Free Dirt), produced by Bela Fleck.