Hogan & Moss String Band on Fri, September 19, 2014

Scorch-folk: Well-made original songs and a blistering, rollicking take on 1930s rural America. Percussive rhythm guitar and furious fingerpicking. Intensity, passion and an Appalachian root. Primitive-modernist music that will break your heart and blow the doors off your Ford.
“Exhilarating, heartbreaking, wild, epic, microcosmic, toe-tapping, head-nodding, gut busting, soul searching…They made us live an extra year of our lives in a couple of hours.”
Jon Hogan’s arrangements of traditional and old-time country songs were inspired by the 1920s and ’30s recordings of artists such as Dock Boggs, Clarence Ashley, Uncle Dave Macon, the Carter Family, Rutherford & Burnet, Cannon’s Jug Stompers and Fiddlin’ John Carson. Hogan & Moss also perform original music and Hogan’s posthumous co-writes with the late songwriter Blaze Foley. The melodies were commissioned by Blaze’s estate in 2009 from lyrics found among his effects after his death in 1989. They’ve opened for Baskery, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Jonathan Byrd; were presented the Key to the City of El Paso by Mayor John Cook for cultivating American heritage music; and host the annual West Texas Townes Van Zandt tribute at the Starlight Theater in Terlingua each Jan. 1.