Foghorn Stringband are the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead. American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually draw from the breadth of rural America’s musical traditions, as old time dance tunes rub shoulders with Cajun waltzes, vintage honky tonk country, and classic bluegrass.
In performance, Foghorn gather around a single microphone, balancing their music on the fly and playing with an intense, fiery abandon. To the band, this music is as relevant today as it was at its birth a century ago. Their performances and recordings are a joyful celebration of music from a bygone era that still holds the power to delight audiences worldwide, and many of their self-penned songs have now become standards. Caleb Clauder’s wistful vocals and rapidfire mandolin bear the influence of southern roots music and drive Foghorn’s sound alongside Reeb Wilms (guitar, vocals), whose rural upbringing is on display with every note she sings, Nadine Landry (upright bass, vocals) & Sammy Lind (fiddle, banjo, vocals).
Tuesday 16th May 2017
Price: £13 advance (+stbf)