Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Joseph Huber (of .357 String Band)

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Joseph Huber (of .357 String Band)

Friday, December 20th 2013

9:30 pm

This event is 18 and over

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades is a progressive and high energy string band founded in the heart of Wisconsin. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, and good drink; this five piece is as sturdy as any midwest riverbed and will make your toes tape from sundown to sunrise. 2012 was a big summer for HHG, as the band took third place in the band competition and played on the main stage at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in June then opened for JamGrass pioneers Yonder Mountain String Band in July.
Joseph Huber (of .357 String Band)
Joseph Huber (of .357 String Band)
Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber is a founding member of, and also had spent 6 years of playing banjo and heavy touring with the Milwaukee, WI based "streetgrass" group, the .357 String Band--a group that, despite it's abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity, is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movements. Hard living put together with plenty of downtime has offered more than enough motivation and opportunity for his songwriting.
"Bury Me Where I Fall", Huber's introductory solo album was an unseen side to his writing--less high-octane and blistering as his known work, "Bury Me..." reveals multiple, new landscapes, ranging anywhere from desolate, world-weary ones; to brooding and ominous ones. His 2nd release "Tongues of Fire" is much the flip-side to that--joyful, light-hearted, and laughing even in the face of hard times. Being a multi-instrumentalist, Huber performs all the tracks on his records on his own...fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica, percussion, and bass. Huber can be seen playing with a backup band, or also opting for a "one-man-band" setup--singing and playing banjo/guitar/harmonica and opting for a trusty ol' Samsonite suitcase as a kick-drum. In his solo career he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many great performers including Hellbound Glory, Bob Wayne, Graham Lindsey, Robert Earl Keen, Keller Williams, and more.
His lyricism and introspective writing style has received high acclaim from many Americana enthusiast looking for a more substantive substitute to much of today's modern country. Despite his decision to record and self-release all his works, he has steadily gained ground and gotten much positive press, and has shown himself a sincere and influential member of the growing roots movement.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
http://www.high-noon.com/