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Andy Mulhern

Vocoustics: Foghorn Stringband + Smokin' Catfish, The Blue Lamp, Wed26May..

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Vocoustics Promotions & Aberdeen Folk Club presents:


The Blue Lamp (121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU). Tel: 01224 647 472

Wednesday 26th May 8pm

10 / 8 conc





Hailing from Portland, Oregon the Foghorn Stringband are part of an old time music revival coming out of Northwest America and could have come barreling through the grille-cloth of those big console radios in the living rooms of the 1950's.

They are devoted to the interpretation and performance of old-time stringband music encompassing bluegrass, cajun, early country music, murder ballads and fiddle repertoires of the Southern Appalachians.

With a powerful and tight instrumentation on show the line-up of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, double bass and guitar is engrossing. They sing and play around one microphone, in old-time style, and deliver brilliant Appalachian barn-dance music at a feverish, energetic pace.

Thrilling audiences at festivals across the world they further this great tradition through a profound belief that old-time music, played in a traditional way, is still relevant and very much alive in the 21st century.

'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... they are supertight, are major monster players' (The Old Time Herald)

'Simultaneously a beacon of and impervious to the old-time revival... don't let them pass you by!' (Country Standard Time)

'Foghorn delivers in spades.... Portland string players who play old-time music the way it was meant to be played...' (The Oregonian)

'Few other oldtime stringband's today can kick old-time ass like Foghorn.' (Fiddlefreak.com)

'A white-knuckled cluster of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass and guitar...' (Portland Tribune)

'The sound is almost frantic...' (Bluegrass Unlimited)



Kick-ass, dance-to bluegrass from a local 6-piece featuring double bass, guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, fiddle and 3 great singers in 3-part harmony bliss.



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