HERITAGE TO PERFORM AT
HILLCREST HOEDOWN, OCT. 16
Traditional music group is closing the show
at the urban cowboy event
SAN DIEGO, Calif. The traditional music group Heritage is scheduled to perform at the 1st annual Hillcrest Hoedown on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The trio will close the show with a dance and a set featuring songs and dance tunes of the 18th and 19th centuries.
"This event will be a barn-raiser," said Larry Edwards, the band's fiddler. "We have some special tunes picked out for the dance, which promises to be a lot of fun, and our set will spotlight tunes from our new CD, "The Musical History Tour: Songs and Dance Tunes of the Early American Frontier."
The group, which dresses in period outfits, is dedicated to perpetuating the tradition of the "handmade" music of the early American frontier when instrumentation may have been limited to fiddle, four-string banjo and a pair of wooden spoons or washboard.
The selection of ballads and dance tunes represents the music that enriched the lives of explorers, fur traders, hunters, pioneers, and homesteaders as they pushed westward across North America.
Heritage recently performed at the Julian Back Country Music Jamboree in Julian, CA, and the Rendezvous in Poway historical encampment in Poway, CA. The group also performs regularly at the blacksmith shop in Old Town San Diego and San Diego-area historical reenactments.
For more information about the Hillcrest Hoedown, visit: http://fabuloushillcrest.com/hillcrest-news/bring-out-your-urban-cowboy/
The Heritage CD will be available for purchase at the event.
The trio of musicians and reenactors has been playing together since 1999 and appears regularly at mountain man rendezvous and historical encampments of the American colonial and fur trade eras, and similar events. The group also performs at schools, museums, wooden boat shows and private events.
The musicians include Larry "Friar" Edwards, fiddle and vocals; Chuck "Strummer" Preble, guitar, banjo, mandolin, flute, whistle and vocals; and Mike "Hat Man" Robinson, percussion and vocals.
CD: The Musical History Tour: Songs & Dance Tunes of the Early American Frontier
Facebook: Heritage Band Page