Tue, 25 Apr|
The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
Foghorn Stringband + Dirk & Amelia Powell
Time & Location
25 Apr 2023, 19:30
The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU, UK
About the Event
The Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead. American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually and obsessively draws from old-time, bluegrass, classic country, and Cajun music traditions in an ongoing quest to present a broad span of American historical music with an unparalleled youthful energy, joy, and virtuosity.
The Foghorn Stringband is comprised four master performers and historians: –Caleb Klauder (vocals, mandolin, fiddle) – From Orcas Island, Washington –Reeb Willms (vocals, guitar) – From rural Farmer, Washington –Nadine Landry (vocals, upright bass) – From the Gaspé Coast, Eastern Quebec –Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind (vocals, fiddle, banjo) – From Minneapolis, Minnesota Each member of Foghorn Stringband exemplifies the best of the roots music traditions from their respective native cultures.
Caleb Klauder’s wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking are as influenced by Southern roots music as much as they are by his upbringing in the sea islands of coastal Washington State.
Reeb Willms hails from the wind swept Eastern farmlands of Washington. Her musical family and rural upbringing are are on display with every note she sings and every heart she breaks.
Nadine Landry’s roots lie in the rural backroads of Acadian Québec, and her high lonesome vocals have delighted audiences the world over. Her earth-shaking bass playing is the rumbling backbone of the Foghorn sound.
Minnesotan Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind, simply put, is the old-time fiddler of his generation whose tone and voice are as old as the same hills that gave birth to this music. Together, these four have forged a sound like no other.
Support comes from Dirk & Amelia Powell.
"Steve Earle has called fiddler, guitarist, and banjo player Dirk Powell an “artist of unique vision and unbending integrity” while Joan Baez has said he possesses “an overdose of talent.” You may well be offering similar plaudits after listening”— Americana Highways
This daughter/father duo from Lafayette, Louisiana are deeply rooted in Cajun, Appalachian music.
Amelia is the granddaughter of legendary Louisiana fiddle ambassador Dewey Balfa(originally Balfour) and is known for her hard-driving guitar playing and soulful vocals. Dirk learned old-time music from his grandfather, James Clarence Hay, in the mountains of Kentucky and has since gone on to perform and record with folks like Joan Baez, Eric Clapton, Loretta Lynn, and many others. He’s a regular part of Transatlantic Sessions, is known for his original compositions, such as Waterbound, and is in demand as a producer as well.