Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Normal people get converted into bluegrass fans by getting tight with the Foggy Hogtown Boys. The classic repertoire thrives in their able hands and strong hearts. You can count on these guys to play it solid, and to drive it hard. Accept no substitutes, this is the real thing. (Tim O’Brien)
This hugely popular bluegrass band takes to the road this September for their first ever tour in Europe. With four critically acclaimed albums and an increasingly demanding tour schedule, the Toronto-based Foggy Hogtown Boys have established themselves as one of the most exciting bluegrass bands in Canada.
Although the group draws a great deal of inspiration and material from the 'golden age' of bluegrass and country music, solid original songs written by members in the band blend well among the old chestnuts. The band always delivers a highly entertaining and diverse show: ballads, breakdowns, gospel quartets, and lots of laughs!
SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED:
Sept. 4-7 Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Sept. 9 Tom Malone’s Marketplace Pub, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare
Sept. 10 St John’s Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Sept. 11 Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, The Naul, Co. Dublin
Sept. 13 Colfer’s Pub, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford
Sept. 15 Kilworth Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork
Sept. 17 The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Sept. 18-20 Cornish Bluegrass Festival, Newquay, England
Other dates yet to be confirmed. Media contact: e-mail