Seattle-based The Foghorns are coming to Tacoma on December 2 for a show at The Den @ Urban Xchange.
Knick Knack Records just released the band’s vinyl album, To The Stars On The Wings Of A Pig. Calling themselves anti-folkers, The Foghorns began in Brooklyn in 2001 with frontman Bart Cameron and help from Brooklyn bluegrass band The Cobble Hillbillies.
After a stint in Iceland as a Fulbright Fellow Cameron moved to Seattle and with Katie and Rich Quigley recorded A Diamond as Big as the Motel Six in 2009. The tour that supported that CD took them to Iceland, England, Scotland, Denmark and Sweden and a 42-stop U.S. tour.
The current lineup is: Cameron, Jason Kopec (a former taiko drummer who performs on pots, pans and drums), accordionist/pianist Peter Colclasure and the Bucket of Bourbon Choir (Colin J. Nelson, Matt Ploszaj, David Rossman, and Laurel Hoffman).
Seattle music magazine Reverb Monthly’s Chris Kornelis said, “Pig is one of the most substantially listenable local albums of the year; easy to access, and hard to put down. It’s soothing and comforting in the right ways, without being excessive or cheap. Its subtleties – hints of organ and accordion — are smooth, but smart. Easy listening doesn’t have to mean easily forgotten.”
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 2
Where: The Den @ Urban Xchange, 1934 Pacific Ave., Tacoma