By Mason Kereliuk, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Foghorn Stringband/Stuart’s Opera House]
Old-time Americana band Foghorn Stringband has announced a special concert at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville on Thursday, November 14. The show is a “backstage” show, during which audience members will be allowed to sit on the stage while the band performs to provide an up-close and intimate viewing experience.
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Formerly known as Foghorn Duo and Foghorn Trio, Foghorn Stringband is a four-piece band originally from Portland, Oregon. In the band’s fifteen years of touring, their music has covered a range of styles, drawing on bluegrass, classic country and even some Cajun music traditions.
While on stage, the band’s four musicians huddle around one microphone, balancing their music on the fly and playing with an intense, joyful abandon, celebrating the music of a bygone era that still has a certain flair today.
Each member grew up immersed in the traditions that inform the band’s music today. Caleb Klauder’s wistful, rapid-fire mandolin, Reeb Willms’ and Nadine Landry’s earthy, lonesome vocals, and Stephen Lind’s old-time fiddler and even older-time voice all come together to craft a sound that they’ve honed over the course of eight studio albums and thousands of shows.
Doors for the November 14 show will open at 7 p.m., with music beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 740-753-1924 or visiting www.stuartsoperahouse.org. General admission tickets are $17.50 in advance or $21.50 at the door.
Stream Foghorn Stringband’s 2018 album Rock Island Grange below.