The Foggy Hogtown Boys


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Toronto's premier bluegrass band The Foggy Hogtown Boys in concert.

Their music features impeccable bluegrass with elements of old-time and gospel.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Tickets available at: Bach & Beyond, Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl

"While no one was looking, The Foggy Hogtown Boys evolved from a group of excellent musicians playing bluegrass into a great bluegrass band."
Tim Perlich - Now Magazine

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Since 2001, The Foggy Hogtown Boys have been delivering the goods to bluegrass fans across North America and around the world. What started as a weekly bar gig among friends has grown into one of Canada's most popular roots music acts.

The Foggy Hogtown Boys are known for having a sound that, although not bound to traditional conservatism, doesn't sound like a bluegrass band trying to make new country or pop hits. They are noted for having the ability to slide between being a bluegrass band or an old-time band with remarkable ease and authority. Even a casual listener can tell that this band owes as much to the country music that happened pre-1945 as to the golden age of bluegrass.

The band's personnel reads like a who's who of Canadian roots music, with members having played in some of the genre's most influential acts: Jughead, Heartbreak Hill, The Creaking Tree String Quartet, The David Francey Trio, New Country Rehab. Recognized and respected in the profession, each player in The Foggy Hogtown Boys is a sought-after session musician.

These days, it's rare to see a band that keeps the same personnel for even a few years. With the exception of one change in 2007, The Foggy Hogtown Boys has had a constant lineup going on 11 years now. This is a testament to the friendship and deep musical bond that is shared between the members of the band – something that becomes obvious to anyone who attends a live show. There are no stars in the band; each member is a featured singer and instrumentalist, whose strengths are supported by the rest of the ensemble.

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Lily Hoskins audio clip:

Video clips here.

The Foggy Hogtown Boys Web site here.