January 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Uproot Hootenanny

“Roots, Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass, Whiskey Fueled Fun!”

A unique sea-level, city-raised, Appalachian string band specializing in the modernization of roots music. Since their inception in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Uproot Hootenanny has risen to elite status among south Florida string bands. The lineup includes guitarist/singer Brian Bolen, fiddler/singer Brian Trew, bassist/singer Rolando Willimann, and banjoist/singer David Welch. Following in the steps of other newgrass revivalists, Uproot Hootenanny has influences from bluegrass, country, folk, and jam music, while uniquely incorporating Celtic instrumentals and ballads into their sound.

Uproot Hootenanny has been playing to crowds since 2007, primarily between Key West and Vero Beach, Florida. The band plays several local festivals, as well regional music festivals, including the Suwanee Springfest, Virginia Keys Grassroots Festival, Hickory Fest, South Florida Folk Festival, South Florida String Fest, Bay Jam Music Festival, Farm to Family Festival, and Open Grass Festival. Uproot Hootenanny tours Ireland annually, and has shared the stage with Hermitage Green and opened for the Charlie Daniels Band.

Uproot Hootenanny released its first recorded album, Broward County Line, in November 2009 and included such hits as Big Truck, Broward County Line, It Was the Whiskey Talkin’, Ride Rambler Ride, and That’s Why I Drink. In December 2011, the band released its second album, Banned in Bandon, a great collection of traditional Irish tunes with a Hootenanny twist. The album included popular hits such as Finnegan’s Wake, Black Velvet Band, and Whiskey Before Breakfast, and was the prelude to their annual Ireland tour. The band released its third album, Way Out, in May 2014 and included hits No Guarantees, Lonesome Road, Lucy and Stynes, and Way Out.