The 309s
Rod's musical career

Pinegrove owner Rod Boyes is a vocalist, harmonica player and guitarist. His band, The 309s (, gig regularly and are well known for getting the audience up and jiving to their heady blend of Western Swing and rock and roll.

Rod Boyes of Pinegrove Leather with his band The 309s. Rod plays guitar and harmonica.

With a history in Cajun, Bluegrass and Punk (a long time ago!) he is no stranger to the musical life. The name Pinegrove is a homage to a well known Cajun song, “Pinegrove Blues” by Nathan Abshire.

Rod gave a quick history of his career in music in a festival interview in March 2017:

Rod's current band, The 309s, published their third CD in November 2016. The six tracks were all written by Rod himself, all in a 1940s and 50s style.