Wisconsin band Horseshoes & Hand Grenades was born from a love of hanging out with friends, playing music, and drinking good ale—so it stands to reason that the quintet has a well-deserved reputation for a rollicking, foot-stomping, swing-your-partner live show. Fans who haven’t yet experienced their set can now enjoy a fun-loving evening with the group soon, as they’re embarking on a Midwestern tour starting September 5.
The trek kicks off in Kalamazoo, MI, and takes the band’s original blend of bluegrass, folk, and old-time sound to Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, and their home state through the entire Fall season.
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades is well-prepped to party with a variety of music-loving audiences, having recently played the prestigious DelFest over Memorial Day weekend ’14. At that fest they shared a bill with Americana, folk, and jam legends the Del McCoury Band, the String Cheese Incident, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, and many more.
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades have carved out critical reception for more than just their stellar sets: The band took 3rd place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Band Competition in 2012 and has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, the Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Charlie Parr, the Big Wu, Pert Near Sandstone, and many more. In 2012, the group received a nomination for a Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award in the category of Bluegrass/Americana. The group’s recent album release, This Old Town, has been featured on the popular Wisconsin radio show, Simply Folk, as well as other radio shows across the country.