The Horsenecks play hard-hitting and heartfelt Old Time and classic Bluegrass music. Their sound is centered around the pairing of the signature rhythmic Appalachian fiddle style of Oregonian Gabrielle Macrae, (the Macrae Sisters, Hook & Anchor) and the driving yet subtle three-finger banjo playing of Liverpudlian Barry Southern (Tramp Attack, The Loose Moose Stringband.) Gabrielle's playing style is the result of being raised in the Old Time music hotbed of Portland, OR and being exposed to the fiddle traditions of the Southeast through years of traveling to festivals and learning from some of the greatest players in the genre. Her love of traditional music brought her to North Carolina as a teenager where she fully immersed herself in the music of the region and became a sought-after clawhammer banjo player after releasing an album with the Macrae Sisters in 2008 that received glowing reviews in both Sing Out! And The Old Time Herrald Magazines. Barry’s banjo playing ranges from thrilling and high-octane to moody and captivating, and his versatility shines when the two are playing an old time tune, backed up by either clawhammer or driving three-finger banjo. He has been instrumental in the formation of the UK Old Time and Bluegrass scene for the last decade with multiple groups. Harmony singing and thoughtful song writing bring this Old Time band to the stage with a compelling take on the music that moves them; foot-stomping dance tunes, innovative fiddle-banjo compositions and heartfelt and inspired harmony singing. Whether they are singing centuries-old ballads, their own songs, or getting you up and dancing with a barn-burning fiddle tune, they remain firmly rooted in tradition, paying homage to the depth and richness of the music. When performing in the USA Southern and Macrae are often backed up by Brian Bagdonas and Kevin Sandri on bass and guitar, who together set the standard for Old Time rhythm sections with their contributions to the original lineup of Foghorn Stringband. When performing in the UK, they are joined by Chris Marshal and Alan Wright on bass and guitar, both influential members of Liverpool's growing roots music scene. The Horsenecks continue to set a new standard in today's traditional music scene five years of touring under their belts and appearances at major festivals in the USA and the UK, including the Cornwall Bluegrass Festival, Doolin Folk Festival, The Portland Old Time Gathering, and the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Festival. They received critical acclaim for their first two albums, released in 2016 and 2018. Their third album is set to be released later this year.