Dan Carlucci - guitar & lead vocals

Bob Csugie - bass & lead vocals

Pete Kaufman - banjo & vocals

David Kaye - mandolin, dobro, pedal & lap steel, vocals

Kenny Owens - drums & vocals

Moving skilfully between original bluegrass, soulful Americana, and honky tonk country, Hitch and the Giddyup trade in a variety of musical wares. Their harmonious singing, hot picking, and  especially deft song craft make them a unique presence in the folk music sphere. The group took shape in 2013 as a collective of several well-known Connecticut acoustic bands, and found that they shared an uncommon chemistry and a mutual interest in writing and performing original American music. 

When Grammy award-winning producer Brendan Muldowney approached the band and offered to work with them on the followup to 2017's "Under the Neon Swine", they knew it was a special opportunity. Recorded over a single weekend at the illustrious Power Station New England, the record tells 11 not-so-tall tales of late nights drinking, family triumph and tragedy, lives lived in aimless drifting, and the comforts and pitfalls of life on the barstool. While much of the subject matter is bleak, it's often delivered with a knowing wink and complimented by uplifting melody, evocative arrangements, and confident but loose performance.

 

 

In addition to performing at a number of notable regional venues and festivals, you can catch Hitch & the Giddyup the third Thursday of every month at Walrus + Carpenter in Black Rock, CT at their long-running "Brewgrass" night, and the fourth Thursday of every month at Nod Hill Brewery in Ridgefield, CT. 

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