American Folk Music is much more than cajun, bluegrass, country or Pete Seeger. Just listen to the Four Potatoes playing north american oldtime music.
Oldtime music that is the original music of those who immigrated to North America as pioneers. It’s a fusion of irish, scottish, english and german styles.
At times when Hillbilly singers were spreading news to remote rural areas this music was performed on marriages, to thanksgiving and other occasions. This pioneer music tells us of simple life, of love and drinking, of belief, of outlaws and cabins.
Oldtime was essential for the later coming up of country music and is part of the American Roots Music. It brings us back to the roots of the American Song: to blues, folk and gospel.
Four Potatoes music is hand made – nowadays we talk of unplugged.
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We are looking forward to our new member in the band: Long-neck-banjo-Peter!
The first gig is in September in Friolzheim.