Wednesday, August 26th: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
Hailing from the river town of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, HHG plays something like progressive high-energy old-time folk music. With strong roots in old-time and bluegrass, the band has formed it’s own unique style born from the diverse musical backgrounds and interests of the five friends who make up the band. All born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades began playing music and their earliest shows in the spring of 2010. Since then, the band has shared the stage with the Travelin McCourys, Railroad Earth, Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Charlie Parr, .357 String Band, and many more. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, good drink, and life’s never-ending adventures, this five piece is as sturdy as any midwest riverbed and will make your toes tape from sundown to sunrise.
Fine art show hosted by Wild Goose Fine Arts United
Huge fireworks celebration at dusk! (Fired off from River Bend Park)
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“These guys have the energy to move mountains, musicianship to blow you away, and songwriting skills that instantly transport you to their Wisconsin paradise.” – Nadine Landry of Foghorn Stringband
“In the backwoods of Wisconsin, luck will have it that there is an explosive new sound in a band called Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. Songs of growing up on the river and walkin’ in Grandpa’s footsteps is what makes this band a “breath of days gone by” and a clear vision of what old time music is meant to be.” – Jimer Soukup of Sloppy Joe and Jackpine Jamboree
“Horseshoes & Hand Grenades combine a repertoire of old-timey songs, newly written originals, and dance tunes into a rollicking, energetic stage show. Grab your partner, get on the floor and dance- you won’t be able to sit still” – Art Stevenson, band leader of Art Stevenson & Highwater and Bluegrass in the Pines Promoter
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