Hog Operation (#1204)

A supercharged performance by stringband Hog Operation at the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Festival in Louisville.

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Louisville’s Hog Operation sheds new light on the earliest sounds and styles of American music, bringing their old style sound to the Jubilee stage.

The group draws its main inspiration and repertoire from the classic Kentucky tradition: a fusion of the lonesome sounds of early immigrant settlers and the field hollers and blues songs of the first African Americans that created the true beginnings of the Bluegrass Style. With high-energy performances that borrow elements from various forms of roots music, including blues, bluegrass, folk, Celtic, country, and rock, Hog Operation has developed an original style of supercharged bluegrass that combines a deep appreciation for history and a keen knack for innovation.

For those interested in the storied past of bluegrass, Hog Operation’s Jubilee performance examines the rich depth of styles and sounds in traditional American music while simultaneously providing a great soundtrack.


This program was recorded at: Kentucky Bluegrass Music Festival