Hogslop String Band
The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based band comprised of four talented young musicians hailing from Georgia & Tennessee. This dynamic quartette is comprised of Kevin Martin on the fiddle, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, Daniel Binkley on banjo and Pickle on washtub and standup bass. Hogslop has shared stages with the likes of Avett Brothers, Lucas Nelson, Del McCoury, Charlie Louvin, Punch Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Dom Flemons, and many more. First and foremost, Hogslop is rooted in traditional southern American old-time string band music. Each member of the band was naturally exposed to this wonderful musical heritage through family and friends–just the way traditional music has always been passed down. The band formed in 2009, and soon set about entering–and winning–every major string band contest in the South, as well as putting on epic, sweat-drenched square dances wherever space allowed.
Fast-forward to 2017, and the boys begin writing and arranging original material, shaking constraints of traditional forms, but still lending their old-time sensibility to a fresh new sound. With influences ranging from The Byrds to John Prine, Doug Kershaw (Guest Appearing on the album) to the 1920’s sound of The Skillet Lickers, their new direction is something not easily defined, but unmistakably Southern, unmistakably raw and exciting. This new material is on full display in their first official, self-titled studio album, to be released in 2019, accompanied by an extensive schedule of live performances. If you’ve never seen Hogslop live, you’re missing out on one of the most exciting, floor-stomping musical rides you’ll ever see. So be sure to check their tour dates, because these fellas get around!