Twang Thursdays

presented by Hog River Brewing & Wise Old Moon

 

Experience live music in the taproom every Thursday

7-9 PM | No Cover | Food Truck onsite

Featuring Americana - Roots Rock - Folk artists from Hartford and the Northeast


 
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Wise Old Moon

Thursday, September 7

Wise Old Moon has been showcasing their distinct brand of twang-infused indie roots/rock since early 2013 when frontman Connor Zane Millican returned from traveling the open roads of the American West after leaving his hometown of Hartford, CT at a young age. Three years and hundreds of performances later, Wise Old Moon is comprised of Ian Meadows (The Meadows Brothers) on electric guitar, drummer Stephen Cusano (Broca’s Area) and touring bass player Greg Lake (Johnny Pants). Wise Old Moon has been featured on WPNR’s Where We Live with John Dankosky and has been nominated for numerous CT Music Awards as well as a New England Music Award for Roots Act of the Year in 2016. 

Wise Old Moon are co-presenters of Twang Thursdays

 
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Brian Dolzani TRIO

Thursday, September 21

Brian Dolzani mines his personal life and experiences to create songs that cut deep upon first listen. Through his unique vocal tone (a 'smoother Neil Young') and individualistic writing style, you can tell Brian is putting himself on the ledge with every song and performance. His music reflects his heartache and perseverance through early life tragedy, as well as the daily complexities of family life and deep existential issues we all face (if we know how to look and feel). Despite the often confessional and weighty issues that he writes about, Brian's music is inspiring, healing, and a testament to the human ability to engage life at a deep, spiritual level, and live to tell the tale.

 
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Chris Ross and the North

Thursday, September 28

“The world Ross describes in his songs is one that’s probably very familiar to the devoted fanbase he’s developed over the years; hard-drinking, hard-working, honest, wry, and, hidden behind a tough exterior, a well of intelligence and emotional depth.”

- Bangor Daily News

“Young Once is pure Americana. Fans of Zac Brown Band, Jason Isbell, John Hiatt, and storytellers of similar ilk, will find this album and act most appealling.”

- Bluebird Reviews

 
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alpaca gnomes

Thursday, October 5

The Alpaca Gnomes are a vibrant, stomp-and-groove, 7 piece original rock-folk jam band from Bridgeport, CT. The Gnomes ensemble features violin, electric & acoustic guitar, keys, bass, drums, and percussion. Their eclectic style has allowed them to appear on a multitude of bills with varied acts and musical genres such as DJ Logic, Funky Meters, Anders Osbourne, Railroad Earth, The Drifters, The Tokens, Rick Derringer, Soul Rebels, Roots of Creation, Kung Fu, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Box Set Duo Trio, and The Main Squeeze.

 
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5j barrow

Thursday October 19

Inspiration seeped through the windows of apartment 5J on Barrow Street in NYC’s Greenwich Village, where singer-songwriters Eryn Murman and Jason Hite soaked up the energy and passion of musicians, painters, poets and writers who created the Village vibe. TTogether, they paid tribute to those creative spirits and named their band 5j Barrow, writing music and lyrics with an Indie-folk sound, touring as a duo, and often picking up Drew Jones on bass and Gerard Canonico on drums. 5j Barrow was named “Best Band in NY” after winning The Greene Space WNYC/WQXR’s Battle of the Boroughs 2014.  

 
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plywood cowboy

Thursday, October 26

Formed in 2015, Plywood Cowboy is poised to rewrite the American Songbook. "With great harmonies, clever songs and tasty guitar pickin', Plywood Cowboy is one of the best new bands on the Americana scene." (Chris Bergson, NY Blues Hall of Fame Inductee). Their heart-born songs interweave the rich heritage of earthy, country roots with the sentimental poignancy of singer-songwriter traditions. Bottle-fed on roots music, Steve Dedman and his band strike deep at the soul of American music.

 

If you are an Americana/Roots Rock/Folk artist and are interested in playing at our Twang Thursdays series, please contact us at music@hogriverbrewing.com.