Hard hitting and heartfelt old time and early bluegrass stringband music.
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Astoria, Oregon, Liverpool, UK

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We’re back in the studio

We have a stack of original and traditional songs that we are really excited to share with you. The album is taking shape and will be among other things a celebration of the ballad tradition, a showcase of the songs we've written, and the results of our explorations into the vast and rich catalog of the American Old Time, early Bluegrass and Country music traditions. Thanks so much to everyone who helped us meet and exceed our kickstarter campaign goal! We couldn’t do this without you.


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We're celebrating the release of our second album Fiddlehead! Recorded in Portland in late 2017 and all live around a single microphone at Dancing Bear Studio with Alan Garren, Fiddlehead is a dynamic collection of old time fiddle and banjo tunes, rare songs and original music. Linotype cover printed by Brain Bagdonas at Stumptown Printers.

Praise for ‘Fiddlehead’

"...Southern and Macrae form a formidable duo..."

"The Horsenecks are the new epitome of an epic four-piece Old-Time stringband"

“I highly recommend this as a must-have…”

-Jan Howard, OLD TIME NEWS No. 96 Winter 2018-19


Praise for ‘The Horsenecks’

"...on every track their talent is self evident...                                 

...Gabrielle’s fiddle playing has a real energy and a complexity that is stunning...                                                                                             

...Barry’s banjo style is jaw dropping whether he is playing the open back banjo and clawhammer style to produce melodic and mellow tones or the bluegrass picking style..."

-Sue Rooke, OLD TIME NEWS No. 84 Winter 2015-16