They're a tight, driving four-piece old time band whose playing and singing is just the best." --John Messenger, Old-Time News

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"Hit don't git no gooder. In my opinion some of the best music of this type ever recorded. Hogwire HOWNKS!" --Garry Harrison, master fiddler

Sample: Rabbit in the Lowland

The Hogwire Stringband (2009-2013) presented an exciting and sophisticated brand of American roots music, blending rich vocal harmonies with superb fiddle-driven melodies backed by a driving rhythm section.

 

Widely-known as a master of authentic Southern fiddling, Brad Leftwich anchored this band on fiddle and vocals, with long-time musical partner Linda Higginbotham on banjo and banjo uke, former punk rocker Joel Lensch adding powerful rhythmic support on guitar and vocals, and singer Marielle Abell completing the sound on stand-up bass.