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Growling Old Men

June 25, 2018 - 7:30PM


Ben Winship (mandolin, octave mandolin and vocals) and John Lowell (guitar and vocals) present a relaxed set of original, traditional and obscure music that changes each night.  The Growling Old Men are featured at festivals and concerts all over the western world, having played at the Shetland Folk Festival, the Didmarton and Shrewsbury festivals in England, plus many festivals in the US and Canada including the Targhee Bluegrass Festival in Alta, Wyoming.  Both were members of beloved Bozeman band Kane’s River.

They were a favorite on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and are in demand as instructors at music schools in the UK, Europe, Canada and the US.  Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine said, “A huge strength of this act is that their playing and singing are totally complimentary, both in vitality and elegance.  And while it’s risky to declare that any act has a distinctive sound, I’ll venture that the Growling Old Men has one, inspired by the hills of Appalachia, but informed by the plains and mountains of the West.”