Foghorn Stringband (#1310)

Foghorn Stringband delve into the traditional sounds of rural America, such as old-time, bluegrass, and other folk music.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 8:00/7:00 pm CT on KET2


This edition of Jubilee features the Foghorn Stringband, a group in search of the pure, old-time, stringband sound.

Though the Portland, Oregon groupís arrangements are often reminiscent of early bluegrass, The Foghorn Stringbandís powerful approach remains rooted in the old-time sound. Devoted to the interpretation and performance of American stringband music, their style encompasses early country music, the fiddle tunes of the Southern Appalachians and the Midwest, as well as the stringband sounds of central Virginia.

In the old time tradition, the group plays seated, gathered around one microphone, without using monitors. Together their music has an easy and natural honesty that comes from this stripped-down approach to performance, giving a down-to-earth, front porch feel.

Jubilee audiences ready to sit back and enjoy some old-time pickiní and tunes that hearken back to the roots of American music wonít want to miss this genuine performance from Foghorn Stringband.


This program was recorded at: River of Music Party