The Foghorn Stringband
The Foghorn Stringband at The Jones House • The Mast Farm Inn & Over Yonder are honored to be the official sponsors of The Foghorn Stringband workshops & concerts at The Jones House in Boone, North Carolina, on Sunday, October 5th, 2014. The Foghorn Stringband is the gold standard of American string band music. The band will provide workshops in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and bass at 3:00PM, and present their concert at 7:30PM.
ABOUT FOGHORN STRINGBAND | "The Foghorn Stringband, if you ask me, is one of the greatest new things in old-time music. All they have to do is play, and the power surges straight through your own chest." ~ The Old Time Herald
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Foghorn Stringband is the present day shining gold standard for American string band music, with seven albums, thousands of shows, over a decade of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all this, they’ve never let the music grow cold; instead they’ve been steadily proving that American roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration.
"For a slice of bona-fide old-time Americana — or, as they describe themselves, the kind of “ass-kickin redneck stringband music” you’d expect to hear on some front porch in Appalachia in the 1930s — there is no better contemporary band than The Foghorn… which has been together for ten years. Based in Portland, Oregon, with four albums to their credit, The Foghorn Stringband has long been one of the brightest stars on the thriving Old Time Music Revival scene in the Northwest." – Jackie Morris, Folkworks
From their origins in Portland Oregon’s underground roots music scene, the core duo of Foghorn Stringband: Caleb Klauder, whose wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking have always been the heart of the band, and Stephen “Sammy” Lind, perhaps the best old-time fiddler of his generation, have spread the old-time string band gospel all over the world. Vintage country songs became a part of Foghorn Stringband thanks to Klauder’s intense passion for the music; and frequent visits to Louisiana have inspired the group to bring Cajun songs into the repertoire. Canadian singer and bassist Nadine Landry, from Québec by way of the Yukon, joined the band in 2008, bringing powerful vocals and a wealth of new songs, many of which are descended from her Acadian roots through the Cajun music tradition. Singer and guitarist Reeb Willms came down from Bellingham in 2011 with a suitcase of old, vintage songs and a powerfully beautiful, pure voice born in the farmlands of central Washington State. These gals add a new dimension to the Foghorn Stringband, providing tight female duets, and a rhythm section that’s as rock solid as they come. The band’s music is as furiously compelling as ever, as Foghorn continues to break the good news about Southern old-time music to new generations.
"There might not be more aptly named pickers at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass this year than the Foghorn Stringband. At Monday night’s showcase performance, the quartet’s fiddle tunes on steroids cut through the haze of the Nashville Convention Center ballroom and cleared the heads of listeners for the nontraditional acts to follow." ~ "Cutting Through the Fog", David Morris, Bluegrass Today
Foghorn Stringband turns any weeknight into a joyful, rowdy Saturday night, as they travel from coast to coast and across the pond, playing over 200 dates a year. They are also band-mates to world renowned master old-time musician Dirk Powell, and Cajun legends Joel Savoy and Jesse Lége. Recent festivals and venues include Tonder, Fire in the Mountain, the California Bluegrass Association’s Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, ROMP, Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, Wide Open Bluegrass, Celtic Connections, Pickathon, among countless others.
"Portland’s Foghorn String Band stands at the top of today’s vibrant old-time music revival and a fine example of what an unending revival it is. Each album finds them deeper into the tradition, more familiar with the rich resources of roots music, and more focused, but still propelled by that undercurrent of punk energy." ~ Art Menius
Foghorn Stringband plays the old way, the way you’d have heard string bands play on Southern radio stations back in the 1930s. They don’t fancy up the music to make it more modern, instead they reach into the heart of the songs, pulling out the deep emotions that made them so enduring in the first place. Performing live, these multi-instrumentalists gather around a single microphone in the middle of the stage, expertly balancing their sound on the fly, and creating the rarest of music: songs that are at once wildly virtuosic and intimately hand-crafted. Foghorn Stringband plays American roots music of the finest order.
ABOUT THE JONES HOUSE | "Located in downtown Boone, NC, the Jones House is listed on the National Historic Register. This turn-of-the-century home built by one of the first doctors in the area is one of Boone’s landmarks. Beautifully restored, the Jones House is home for the Watauga Arts Council, a venue for art exhibits, and a site for weddings and many community events." ~ Kyle Keeter
Address | 604 West King Street, Boone, North Carolina 28607
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