Bio


The history of the Hogslop String Band

“One of the finest square-dance bands on the planet!” -Nashville Scene

 

-BAND BIOGRAPHY-

The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of five energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia, Tennessee, California and North Carolina.  Featuring Casy Meikle and Kevin Martin on fiddles, Graham Sherrill on banjo, Gabriel Kelley on guitar and Casey "Pickle" McBride on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus.

Upon forming as a pickup square dance band in the summer of 2009, The Hog Slop String Band has since become one of the most sought after old time string bands of the Tennessee Valley area. Known for their outrageous facial hair and a rollicking repertoire heavily based on Georgia and Middle Tennessee fiddle tunes, these boys have provided entertainment for fashion shows, political conventions and whiskey distilleries as well as countless weddings, festivals and soirees.

Following in the footsteps of such country music luminaries as Uncle Dave Macon and Gid Tanner, they put on a high energy show easily appreciated by both young and old alike.  Despite an unkempt appearance, their undeniable charm is as certain to steal your heart as it will your daughters.


-QUOTES-

"The Hogslop String Band is one of the most unique bands I have ever heard.  Their music takes you back to a time when things were real and from the heart. These guys are very talented and I recommend that you go see them.  You will be thoroughly entertained!" - Reggie Young (guitar for Elvis, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Dusty Springfield)

"Every member of The Hogslop String Band is individually talented and pretty much crazy. As a band they're as authentic as it gets and an insanely good time." Neal Cappellino (Grammy Award Winning Engineer)

"Hogslop is the real deal groovilicious honkin old-time string band. Guaranteed old-time awesomeness with these fellas around!" - Abigail Washburn (Banjo Extraordinaire)

"One of the finest square-dance bands on the planet." - Jack Silverman (Nashville Scene)


-AWARDS-

1st place Old-time band, Great Southern old-time fiddlers' convention (Chattanooga, TN)
1st place Old-time band Uncle Dave Macon Days (Murfreesboro, TN)
1st place Old-time fiddle band Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree (Smithville, TN)
1st place Old-time band, Great Southern old-time fiddlers' convention (Chattanooga, TN)
1st place Folk Song, Mt.Airy Old-time Fiddlers' Convention (Mt.Airy, NC)
1st place Old-time band, Williamson County Fair (Williamson County, TN)
1st place Old-time band (as Dekalb County Rangers), Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree (Smithville, TN)
1st place Old-time Band (as Hogwire String Band) Uncle Dave Macon Days (Murfreesboro, TN)
1st place in Old-time Appalachian Folksinging Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree (Smithville, TN)
1st place in Old-time Banjo Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree (Smithville, TN)
1st place in Gospel Singing Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree (Smithville, TN)
2nd place in Old-time Singing  Uncle Dave Macon Days (Murfreesboro, TN)
2nd place Old-time Band, Tennessee Valley Old-time Fiddlers' Convention (Athens, AL)


-HIGHLIGHTS-

2015 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Music City Roots (2 Performances)
Performances on 2015 Season of PBS' Song of the Mountains
Played Charlie Louvin’s Final Show
2011 London Fashion Week
Harvest Fest Music Festival
Summer Camp Music Festival
2011 Bonnaroo Music Festival
Imogene+Willie Grand Opening
Largest Square Dance in Time Square (NYC)
Appearance on Fox & Friends Morning Show (NYC)
Wilmington Beer Fest (Wilmington, NC)
7 Page Feature in H Magazine (Europe, South America, Asia)
Featured in “Visit Portland Maine” tourism video
Featured in Outlaw Country (Movie)
Featured in Backporch of America (Web Series)