Get ready for traditional bluegrass sounds from Man About A Horse at WXPN Welcomes Waterfront Sessions on August 1.
Kick back in a hammock with a cold brew as this quirky quintet’s melodies take you back to the range. Come early and jump-start the evening with mixes by DJ Ian Zolitor, starting at 6:30 pm.
Every Thursday this summer, tap your toes and groove to jams by some of Philly’s finest artists. After a long day of work or play, enjoy a carefully crafted musical experience while enjoying a $5 beer special from our beer garden.
6:30pm - 8:30pm: DJ Set by DJ Ian Zolitor
8:30pm - 9:30pm: Man About A Horse
About Man About a Horse
Man about a Horse plays traditional bluegrass instruments, but always traditional bluegrass. The Philadelphia-based group infuses their sound with rock and pop references, funky grooves, and blues roots. They won the 2018 FreshGrass Band Award and was also nominated for an IBMA Band Momentum Award in 2018.
Man About a Horse’s first full-length album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart in 2017, earning praise for Bluegrass Unlimited, British Bluegrass News, and others. The band notched its first position on the Bluegrass Today radio chart in 2018. They’re performed at festivals and in venues around the U.S., sharing the stage with Old Crow Medicine Show, Cabinet, Danny Barnes, Hot Buttered Rum, Wood & Wire, Donna the Buffalo, and many more.
To learn more about Man About a Horse, visit them at http://manabout.horse/ or follow them on Facebook and Twitter @manaboutahorse or Instagram @manabout.horse!
About DJ Ian Zolitor
Ian Zolitor is the host and producer of “The Folk Show” on WXPN in Philadelphia. He is well-versed in many generations and sub-genres of Folk Music, but his passion and knowledge of music extends well beyond the world of Folk. Ian works with bands and musicians in the Philadelphia area to produce concerts and help guide them creatively and logistically in their early careers. He has hosted open mic nights for emerging talent and has been an active proponent of Folk and World music in Philadelphia for fifteen years. To learn more about Ian visit xpn.org/xpn-programs/folk-show or check it out on Facebook!
The event is free and open to the public.
Dogs on leashes welcome.