March 18, 2018
“Steeped in American roots music tradition, deeply groovy and a huge amount of fun! Fiddle, banjo, guitar, stand-up bass and dobro – wickedly fast and high! They’ll have everyone on their feet!” (Maverick Magazine)
Sunday 18th March 2018
The Square Tower
Doors Open 7.15pm. Show Starts 7.45pm.
Tickets £12 each (£14 on the door if not sold out).
Tickets available securely online at: www.wegottickets.com/event/426101
Alternatively, physical tickets can be purchased in store at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea, Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea or Harbour Records, High Street, Emsworth. You can also send a cheque for the required amount of tickets (made payable to Ken Brown), along with a SAE, to our address (which you’ll find on the side bar here). If in doubt then please phone the box office on 02392 382888.
“Quite how the roof managed to stay put on the Barn stage at Maverick Festival, I still don’t know….!” (FATEA Magazine)
Hot Rock Pilgrims are an old-time/bluegrass super-group featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. And when a bands biography declares that they defy genre, then it’s often because they haven’t taken the time to master any of them! Hot Rock Pilgrims on the other hand count among their number, bluegrass purists, the BEST Old Time fiddler outside the USA, and in Hubert Murray an Irish bluesman who’s also a damn fine flat-picking guitarist!
Since their formation in early 2014, they have performed up and down the country at arts centres, folk clubs, pubs and private events. They have wowed audiences at bluegrass festivals (eg. Orwell, Cornwall), folk festivals (eg. Fire In The Mountain) and mainstream festivals (eg. Isle Of Wight Festival, Wilderness Festival).
“Scintillating musicianship of the highest order!” (FATEA Magazine)
Hot Rock Pilgrims pack dance floors wherever they go, and following a rip-roaring festival season, are ready to unleash their debut album “Squirrel Hunting” on the world. A charming set of re-imagined traditional songs and melodies, the energy is infectious, the vibe raucous yet intricate!
These boys promise to take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants.! For those about to bluegrass….we salute you!
“Rip roaring roots!” (The Guardian)
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