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Reaching into the heart of the songs
The next date for continuing the fine tradition of Miller's Landing house concerts will be Sunday, April 14, when Bob Doucet and Susan Munro welcome the Foghorn Stringband for a return visit to Bowen. The concert will be held at 1223 Miller Road at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $20 and are available from Bob at 604-947-0698 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The band will also teach workshops in the afternoon at 4 p.m. If you are interested in a fun class in harmony singing, fiddle, mandolin or guitar, contact Bob to register.
The Foghorn Stringband has gone from strength to strength since their last visit to Bowen. They set a shining gold standard for stringband music, with seven albums, thousands of shows, and over a decade of touring under their belts. They have their origins in Portland's underground roots music scene. The core duo of Foghorn Stringband, Caleb Klauder, whose wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking have always been the heart of the band, and Sammy Lind, perhaps the best old-time fiddler of his generation, have spread the old-time stringband gospel all over the world.
As the music has changed, the band has changed as well. Canadian singer and bassist Nadine Landry from Québec joined the band in 2008, bringing a wealth of experience as an internationally touring bluegrass musician. New member, singer and guitarist Reeb Willms from Bellingham comes with a suitcase of old, vintage country songs and a beautiful voice. It’s a new Foghorn Stringband these days, but the music is as compelling as ever.
Foghorn Stringband plays the old way. They don’t fancy up the music to make it more modern. Instead, they reach into the heart of the songs, pulling out the deep emotions that made them so enduring in the first place, creating the rarest of music: songs that are at once wildly virtuosic and intimately hand-crafted. Foghorn Stringband play American roots music of the finest order.
Join us for what is sure to be a rollicking good time. Seating is limited, call now to reserve your tickets.