Hosmer Mountain Boys: Friday, November 17

From left to right: Cathy Bumgarner Day, Keegan Day, Simon Brogie, Tom Bowman

The Marlborough Arts Center presents an evening of bluegrass by The Hosmer Mountain Boys playing their authentic bluegrass music from the eastern hills of Connecticut.

The band includes Simon Brogie, banjo player, who was born near the bottom of the Hosmer Mountain in Willimantic. Brogie has been described as “Connecticut’s best secret” after playing in the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival in Brunswick, ME. He’s been playing bluegrass since childhood but has only recently been “making the bluegrass scene” — think the Scruggs-style of banjo playing. He and his buddy, Keegan Day, who is on guitar/vocals, have a strong sense of how bluegrass music was played before the 1960s, and this comes across as genuine and true to the likes of Flatt and Scruggs. On fiddle is Cathy Day, who brings a lifetime of skill to the band and, as they say, keeps everyone in line and on time. On acoustic bass is Tom Bowman, a well-known and well-loved Connecticut bass player and bass singer who has been a staple in the New England Bluegrass Music scene for decades. Together they are very entertaining to the delight of audiences wherever they play.

The concert will take place on Friday, November 17 at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. The Marlborough Arts Center is centrally located, has ample parking, and is fully accessible.