Meet Firefoot Bluegrass Band

What's the story behind your band's founding?

Sionnachwynn: "My brother Alpinson used to play music with Garretson and Mintoadoc. I'd sit and listen for hours. When Alpinson left to go adventuring, I lifted his lute before he left. Gee, I hope he got a new one somewhere, hmm. Anywho, after that I started playing with Garret and Minto. The rest is history, as they say."

(OOC- I wanted to create some ABC files of bluegrass songs to share. I found the best way to test them was by creating some alt accounts. And the band was born.)

How did your band get its name?

Sionnachwynn: "We heard stories of this pony..."

Garretson: "Horse, Sionnach, he said it was a horse."

Sionnachwynn: "Horse, pony, whatever. Anywho, we heard stories of this dapple gray horse named Firefoot. A horse of Rohan! Isn't that a wonderful name? The bluegrass band part is, uh, what we are."

How did your members meet one another?

Sionnachwynn: "Well, as I said, Garret and Minto played with my brother Alpin. They studied to be minstrels together."

Garretson: "She studied to be a burglar. That's how she was able to lift Alpin's lute. heh."

How would you describe your band's music?

Sionnachwynn: "Bluegrass-like?" *laughter from the band* "We have done some songs that aren't Bluegrass but that is our favorite genre currently. And it's in the name of the band. Kinda stuck with it, ya?"

How do you decide which songs to play?

Garretson: "Mostly we try to play songs we haven't played before. We still have a few we've learned and not played. And some we are still working on."

(OOC - Quite true. I try to play songs I haven't played yet. Some weeks my time for new transcriptions is very limited or none, due to work. I've still a few songs that I haven't played yet but I need to get some free time to get more songs transcribed.)

Do you have a signature song?

Sionnachwynn: "I'm not sure we've played enough to have a signature song but Foggy Mountain Breakdown is one of our favorites."

What's the highlight of your band's time together?

Sionnachwynn: "Oh, wow. Um. When we first came to Bread and Jam we were real nervous. We had heard of all of the bands there and playing for them was a big thrill. But I think the big highlights so far are playing for Muddy Foot Day and now Shirefest. It's a real honor for us to play on the same stage as these awesome bands."

Do you have any stories about a time when things didn't go so well?

Sionnachwynn: "Well, there was this time when the boys both played the wrong song..." *raised eyebrows from Garret and Minto*

Does your band play a regular concert? If so, when and where?

Garretson: "We try to get to Bread and Jam every Friday. Lately we've been busy with farming and festivals but we're itching to get back to the Pony in Bree. We are also working on putting together a special concert we are tentatively calling 'The Rooftop Concert'. Further details to come but it's top secret for now."

Does your band have a website, Twitter feed, Youtube channel, or links to any performances?

Sionnachwynn: "A what???"

Garretson: "I heard web. Something to do with spiders?"

(OOC - I have a youtube channel that was originally used for sharing videos of my pet rats. I put a cople 'early FBB' videos on there and when time allows will be putting some new ones there. This time with Sionnach. And I uploaded a new band picture here on the forums, this one with Sionnach in it.)

What's the one thing we should know about your band above all else?

Garretson: "We hope you enjoy our music."

Sionnachwynn: "And we like feedback. Constructive feedback is best but hey, beggars can't be choosy, ya?"

Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about your group?

Sionnachwynn: "You need more???" *silent stares from the band*