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Based out of Nashville, Hogslop String Band creates & performs cross-genre music that pushes the boundaries of what Old Time music could/should be, blending country, psych, and astounding stamina for an energetic performance. Hogslop has shared stages with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Lukas Nelson, Del McCoury, Punch Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dom Flemons, and many more.
First and foremost, Hogslop is rooted in traditional southern American old-time string band music. Each member of the band was naturally exposed to this wonderful musical heritage through family and friends--just the way traditional music has always been passed down. The band formed in 2009, and soon set about entering--and winning--every major string band contest in the South, as well as putting on epic, sweat-drenched square dances wherever space allowed.
Fast-forward to 2017, and the boys begin writing and arranging original material, shaking constraints of traditional forms, but still lending their old-time sensibility to a fresh new sound. With influences ranging from The Byrds to John Prine, Doug Kershaw (Guest Appearing on the album) to the 1920's sound of The Skillet Lickers, their new direction is something not easily defined, but unmistakably Southern, unmistakably raw and exciting. This new material is on full display in their first official, self-titled studio album, to be released in July 2019, accompanied by an extensive schedule of live performances. If you’ve never seen Hogslop live, you’re missing out on one of the most exciting, floor-stomping musical rides you’ll ever see. So be sure to check their tour dates, because these fellas get around!
ALBUM INFO -
The Self-Titled Debut album from Hogslop String Band was recorded on tape in their hometown of Nashville, TN at The Bomb Shelter. Produced and Engineered by Hawaiian-shirt-sonic-space-cadet Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Phosphorescent, Langhorne Slim, Hurray for the Riff Raff) the goal was to push the boundaries of what Old Time music could/should be, blending country, psych, and astounding stamina for an energetic performance.
Digging back to the sounds of the 60s-70s, they enlisted those musicians found playing on their favorite records. On a few songs enlisting Lloyd Green (The Byrds, Charley Pride, Faron, Young, Johnny Paycheck) on Steel Guitar, Dennis Crouch (Elton John, Gregg Allman, T-Bone Burnett) on Upright Bass, Legendary Louisiana fiddler Doug Kershaw, Micah Hulscher (Margo Price, Rodney Crowell) on keys, and drummer Jimmy Lester (Billy Joe Shaver, Los Straightjackets).
"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)