The Foghorn Stringband is the shining gold standard for American stringband music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over a decade of touring under their belts, and two entirely new generations 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.
The Foghorn Stringband play the old way, the way you’d have heard stringbands play on Southern radio stations back in the 1930s. 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 plays American roots music of the finest order.
“The Foghorn Stringband 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, WMMT.
The Foghorn Stringband are set to perform on the City Winery stage on November 1 for a 4pm matinee show. For a taste of the band’s old-time Americana music check out this video.
Tickets for the November 1 show at City Winery can be purchased here.