You’re invited to a party when the Hogslop String Band take the stage at Tønder Festival. The quartet from Nashville will rattle your teeth with their high-octane mix of old-time, country and traditional southern music. Armed with guitar, banjo, violin and washtub bass plus of course masses of drawling vocals, Hogslop String Band go to work with a vengeance. The band are firmly rooted in the tradition, and have their songs from friends and family. Hogslop String Band formed in 2009, and it was not long before they started winning string-band competitions. Live on stage they grab their audiences with a contagious joy in the music and an extrovert show that appeals both to listening and to square-dancing crowds. In 2017, they began writing their own material, inspired by traditional old-time music, The Byrds and fiddler Doug Kershaw, who contributed to the band’s album Hogslop String Band, which came out in the summer of 2019. Their only Danish festival concert in 2020.
(Photo credit: David McClister)