The Foghorn Stringband returns to the Iron Post on Wednesday, February 13th, 6:30pm. Opening for Foghorn will be CU’s own Yellow Jacket Stringband, featuring Kate Fritz, Tom Turino, and guest. Foghorn is always a favorite and draws a great crowd. Get there early to get a good seat! Only $10 at the door for two great acts.
Foghorn Stringband plays the old way, the way you’d have heard stringbands play on Southern radio stations back in the 1930s. 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. Performing live, these multi-instrumentalists gather around a single microphone in the middle of the stage, expertly balancing their sound on the fly, and 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. Foghorn has seven albums, thousands of shows, over a decade of touring under their belts, and two entirely new generations of old-time musicians following their lead.
Although the Yellow Jacket Stringband is new in town, the members are familiar to many people in CU. For this event the band will consist of Tom Turino, Kate Fritz, and a guest, playing an eclectic mix of old-time, blues, Irish, and Cape Breton tunes. Tom has been involved in the local music scene for many years and currently performs with his son Matt and plays with the contra dance band Euphor and the Cornstalkers Cajun Band. Kate studied Scottish fiddle with Alasdair Fraser. Originally from the Bay area, she moved to Urbana to work with Patch Adams. She has been performing with local musicians and opened for April Verch at the IMC last year. She is quickly becoming an accomplished banjo player as well.
120 South Race Street, Urbana, IL
Wednesday, February 13, 6:30pm, $10 at the door
Contact: Ed Hawkes, 217-493-4654