Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Tumbling Bones in Europe, April-May 2014
Tumbling Bones warming up for a show with Roni Stoneman, 'First Lady of Banjo', at this June's Folk & Bluegrass Festival in Westport, Ireland
Tumbling Bones from Portland, Maine, USA, consists of Jake Hoffman, Peter Winne, and Kyle Morgan, who use guitar, upright bass, round-neck resophonic slide guitar, clawhammer banjo, mouth harp, intense trio harmonies and skilled buckdancing to deliver old-time music, blues, early bluegrass, country music of the '40s and '50s, and original compositions with vitality, depth, and passion.
Tumbling Bones made an acclaimed appearance on NPR’s 'A Prairie Home Companion' with Garrison Keillor, and have played innumerable live shows in the USA and abroad. Their debut EP Risk not your soul (2011) reached the top ten on the Roots Music Report's folk radio chart, and their first full-length album is in preparation.
Having toured Britain and Ireland in 2012 and 2013, they are preparing a return trip in the spring of 2014 which will include the Ulster American Folk Park in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland (which has hosted the Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival every September since 1992). Moving to continental Europe, they will join the lineup at the 12th International Bühl Bluegrass Festival (2-3 May 2014) in Bühl, Germany, along with Della Mae (USA) and other acts.
Promoters and event organisers in Europe who are interested in booking them in May 2014 can contact Tumbling Bones through their website or by e-mail.
The video above shows them playing earlier this year at Ireland's premier house-concert venue, the Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, run by Arnie and Sharon Loughrin. Sharon says:
I couldn't stress enough that they're a band not to be missed if you're anyway near a venue they're playing.