Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Penny Opry is the latest musical project of Joan Wilson Rueter and Rosie Steffy. The band aims to bring old music back from the dead, with a sound designed to lift spirits and bring life to the party. Armed with a suitcase drum kit and an antique button accordion, the duo draws inspiration from maritime folk tradition, tin pan alley, and old-time drinking songs. Formed in 2017, Penny Opry has performed at festivals in Europe and North America. The band released their debut album Alluvium in 2018.