the Harkenbacks

Bluegrass Band from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Appalachian-urban folk heroes, the Harkenbacks play a brand of music that, while steeped in mythic Americana, sure isn't afraid to confront the modern age. Trusting in battered wooden instruments and their own voices, The Harkenbacks clap, stomp, crow and croon, singing traditional songs penned yesterday alongside contemporary material written before your grandmother was born. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin and upright bass roll along behind the vocals, with occasional blasts of harmonica, tambourine and even kazoo. Their eclectic and electric performances have been lighting up stages and festivals around the bay area. The Harkenbacks blend of twanged-out honky-tonk and hard-driving mountain picking could be the just the thing to heal some of our worried blues these days.

The recipe to pour a Harkenbacks cocktail would involve one part Corry-Jo Harkenback's enchanting melodic tenor, two parts the high and low harmonizing vocals of brothers Paul and Jeremiah Harkenback, and one part veteran performer uncle-brother Howlin' Ray Wilcox on percussion and guitar. Add a twist of the wry ghost songwriting of Uncle Alex Cory and you'll have a drink with quite a kick, and an idea of the creative forces behind the band. As a quartet, the Harkenbacks have been tearing it up at farmer's markets and festivals, building a name for their high-energy stage show and all-the-way-to-the-back-of-the-room vocals.

“They take their country and bluegrass roots deep into the singer-songwriter tradition on their new release, Farmless. Beat the bittercold with some mountain style house
music!” —The Bay Bridged
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Bluegrass Band
Country Band
Americana Band
Acoustic Band
Roots Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note the Harkenbacks will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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