Hard-driving String Band Keeps Tradition Alive
Whenever humans come together, there is music. Only relatively recently in our culture, did a separation arise between music performers and music listeners. In early America, playing music was a natural part of everyday life and everyone participated.
Portland’s Foghorn Stringband is part of a thriving revival that is keeping that old-timey music making alive and they are bringing this deeply rooted American tradition to Homer.
The Foghorn Trio comes to Homer on the heels of their most recent tour that took them to the Austin Stringband Festival and Louisiana Blackpot Festival where they recorded Cajun-Honky Tonk extravaganza with cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy. And band member Caleb Klauder’s original country album “Western Country” recently hit No. 2 on the Freeform American Roots Charts, along side other American greats like Bob Dylan and Robert Plant.