Mountaingrass 12 to 15 November 2023 in Beechworth Vic.
The Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with nine 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 onv ocals, mandolin and fiddle, from Orcas Island, Washington,
- Reeb Willms on vocals and guitar, from rural Farmer, Washington,
- Nadine Landry on vocals, upright bass, from the Gaspé Coast, Eastern Quebec
- Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind on vocals, fiddle, banjo, from Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Australasian Bluegrass & Old Tome Music Association organise and present the annual Mountaingrass Festival in Beechworth in November.
The 2022/23 organisers and committee include:
President: Mick O’Neill, Vice President: Jacinta Connery, Secretary: Helen Ludellen, Treasurers: Karita Brokenshire and Helen Ludellen. Ordinary committee members: Dave Diprose, Ricky Pann, Bruce Packard.