The Freight Hoppers are true-blue old time revivalists. No other group has amassed as much recognition, or stood the true test of ‘old’ time. While many others over the past 20 years have come and gone, The Freight Hoppers have managed to keep the spark alive (with some breaks here and there). Frank Lee and David Bass are treasures of knowledge with the old time banjo and fiddle that will be certain to bring down the Barn in a mass of flames. No one out there has ever been able to emulate this pairing..
Today we are pleased to introduce new tunes of theirs via the Pickathon Playlists. Off their upcoming Rounder Records release (first in a long, long while), Hell Bound for Alabama and Sharps Hornpipe will be sure to get toes tapping and hands clapping… Be sure to get over there and give a good listen.
They’ll be around both Saturday and Sunday, included in this will be sets on the Mountain View Stage, Late-Night Galaxy Barn, Woods Stage and of course a nice intimate set in the Workshop Barn. Don’t miss out, as this is the very first time the Freight Hoppers have made it out our way in a long time.
Oh, and the 2009 schedule is finished. E-List subscribers will receive the first look next Wednesday. If not on the e-list be sure to sign up and be the first to know what’s going on.