The Hosmer Mountain Boys are an entertaining Bluegrass Band playing authentic traditional bluegrass music from the eastern hills of Connecticut.
The band is centered around two young men in their early twenties who have the energy and history down that capture the authenticity of this particular niche. They are a real treat to watch and hear and are gaining a ton of fans who are so excited to see that the future of traditional Bluegrass Music is in good hands!
You won't find many musicians in these parts who are so devoted to bring alive this particular bluegrass music style, choosing material from a time gone by, and the crowd loves it!
Simon Brogie, banjo player, was born near the bottom of the Hosmer Mountain in Willimantic not long ago, has been described by some attendees at the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival in Brunswick, ME, as Connecticut's best kept secret. He's been playing bluegrass music since a child, but has only recently been making the bluegrass scene. He's about as authentic as you can get to the coveted Scruggs-style banjo playing. He and his buddy Keegan Day, guitar/ vocals, have a strong sense of how bluegrass music was played before the 1960s and it comes across as genuine and true to the style of the likes of Flatt & Scruggs.
You won't be disappointed!
On fiddle is Cathy Day. She brings a lifetime of skill to the band and keeps everyone in line, on time, and handles the bookings.
On acoustic bass is Mr. Tom Bowman a well-known and loved Connecticut bass player and bass singer who has been a staple in the New England Bluegrass Music scene for decades.