Bluegrass is a form of Country Music born in Kentucky around 1945 from his father Bill Monroe; “The Father of Bluegrass”. This style is composed only of string instruments : Guitar, Banjo, Violin (called Fiddle), Mandolin, Dobro and Double Bass, as well as vocal harmonies, being very present in most of the repertoire.
The Muddy Hill Boys feature energetic Bluegrass in the tradition of the hillbilly genre. The group is deeply attached to the sound and the aesthetics of the years 1940-50 and draws its influences from mythical groups of this time, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys, Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys or The Stanley Brothers and The Mountain Boys Clinic.
The show is designed as an authentic experience and a trip to the past where nothing is left to chance. The musicians in costumes and two-tone shoes will offer you a retro stage set, in which the whole sound is being taken by a single microphone in the center of the stage, the same way the groups of that time did.
The repertoire consists mainly of standard covers as well as less known ones, but also compositions and adaptations of songs from rockabilly or western swing.
With instruments originated in the gospel apella there is something for everyone.
The band :
- Frederic “Walf” MAHIEU : Guitar & Vocal.
- Benjamin LEHEU : Banjo & Vocal Tenor
- Eric ALLART : Dobro & Vocal Bass
- Cyrille MICHAUD : contrebasse