The Granville Green concert series is back in full swing with concerts from some of Atlantic Canada’s finest musical performers every Sunday from July 5th to August 16th. Shows start at 6:45pm. This Sunday, July 12th will feature the 2009 East Coast Music Association’s Bluegrass Album of the Year winners, The Grass Mountain Hobos.
Self described as a gang of hard working, light hearted foot-stompers, who have an almost religious enthusiasm for good old fashioned hand made home-grown music, The Hobos have taken their beliefs of a simpler life grown in the living rooms and fields of western Prince Edward Island and brought them to life on stages across Canada. The band began performing in June 2007 showcasing at their native PEI’s Rollo Bay Old-Time Music Festival in exchange for free tickets to the long running festival. They won the fan choice award and appeared onstage the next night as paid performers. The next summer the band was named the winner of the the 2008 Lunenburg Folk Fiesta Talent Search. Their music is authentic and complex, mixing equal parts of the spirit of the carnival, farm, tavern and circus. Two acoustic guitars, a banjo, mandolin, doghouse bass and a fiddle create the unique backdrop over which the 6 vocalists create sing along harmonies while gathered around a shared condenser microphone. Their high energy stage show drives and swings while they stomp and the crowd immediately smiles and joins in. Touring constantly, The Hobos bring with them music of the wandering dreamer and the train hopping adventurer in a way that engages audiences both young and old with high energy, humour and catchy choruses and the timeless appeal of well crafted songwriting.
More information available at http://www.grassmountainhobos.com