Contemporary bluegrass & Americana from Philly
Touring June/July 2019
Please see below for full details and ticket links – stay tuned for more ticket links as they’re added.
|Fri, 28/06/2019||Saltburn by the Sea||Saltburn Arts|
|Sat, 29/06/2019||Marple, Cheshire||Roman Lakes, Tea Dance|
|Sun, 30/06/2019||Moniaive||Craigdarroch Arms|
|Tue, 02/07/2019||Frodsham||Helsby Bluegrass Club (contact us for details)|
|Wed, 03/07/2019||Leicester||The Musician|
|Thu, 04/07/2019||Sheffield||The Greystones|
|Fri, 05/07/2019||Easton Farm, Suffolk||Maverick Festival|
|Sat, 06/07/2019||Bath||The American Museum|
|Sun, 07/07/2019||Worth Matravers||Square and Compass|
|Tue, 09/07/2019||London||Green Note|
|Wed, 10/07/2019||Norwich||The Louis Marchesi|
|Thu, 11/07/2019||Luton||The Bear Club|
|Fri, 12/07/2019||Bulphan, nr Upminster||South Essex Bluegrass Festival|
|Sat, 13/07/2019||Ashington, West Sussex||Music at the Buildings|
|Sun, 14/07/2019||Farnham, Surrey||Sands Room Sessions|
Man About a Horse is an exciting quintet from Philadelphia PA, which blends newgrass, Americana, rock, blues and more with classic bluegrass instrumentation and top notch harmony vocals. When we visited the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) World of Bluegrass conference and festival in Raleigh, North Carolina last September, Man About a Horse was one of the standout acts showcasing at the event. We’re delighted to be bringing the band over for their debut UK tour in summer 2019! A discovery of a shared love of bluegrass by co-founders Matt Thomas (double bass) and Matt “Roy” Royles (guitar/vocals) led to the formation of Man About a Horse in 2014. The line-up is completed by Dan Whitener (Gangstagrass) on banjo/vocals, Matthew Hiller on mandolin, and fiddler Eric Lee, all superb musicians at the top of their game. The band has released two studio recordings to date, their 2015 EP and their self-titled debut album in 2017 which earned widespread praise.
“This album requires dancing or foot-tapping…it’s hard to describe, other than to say it’s good music. The group throws together elements of bluegrass, folk, and a progressive mean streak that distinguishes their sound as original – all ten cuts are a pleasure” – Bluegrass Unlimited
2018 was a breakout year for Man About a Horse, with successful tours across the US and a number of awards and plaudits. They won the Band contest at Freshgrass festival and were named 2018 Emerging Artist at the prestigious Grey Fox Bluegrass festival. In September 2018, the quintet was nominated for a coveted Band Momentum Award by the IBMA. Man About A Horse is a hugely entertaining, barnstorming live band that will get your feet tapping and leave you with a smile on your face!