Saturday 13th July – 8.00pm (doors 6.00pm)
Man About a Horse plays traditional bluegrass instruments, but not always traditional bluegrass. The Philadelphia-based group infuses their sound with rock and pop references, funk grooves, and blues roots. They won the 2018 FreshGrass Band Award and were also nominated for an IBMA Band Momentum Award in 2018 (alongside Midnight Skyracer)
Man About a Horse’s first full-length album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart in 2017. They’ve performed at festivals and in venues around the U.S., sharing the stage with Old Crow Medicine Show, Danny Barnes and many more.
A chance meeting and discovery of a shared love of bluegrass by co-founders Matt Thomas (bass) and Matt “Roy” Royles (guitar and vocals) led to the formation of the band in 2014. In addition to Thomas and Royles, Man About a Horse is: Dan Whitener (banjo) who has recently toured UK with Gangstagrass, Matthew Hiller (mandolin), and Eric Lee (fiddle).