This is the official web site for the
Hobart Old Time String Band.
The HOT String Band is a community band of up to 20 musicians who share a passion for acoustic old time music and related genres. Our aim is to provide a community forum for lovers of American old time, Hillbilly and related instrumental music to get together and continue to improve their musical and performance skills. Enthusiasm levels are high!
We play mostly acoustic stringed instruments and meet nearly every Thursday evening from 7:30pm in the All Saints Lower Hall, Macquarie St, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Visiting musicians and potential members are always welcome.
The band was first formed in 2001 by the efforts of Mike Grant and Fred Pribac as a follow-on from Adult Education classes offered by Fred since 1999. These courses were named Hillbilly Zen, Barney Sell Your Fiddle, Diddly Per Diddly and more.
The band has completed three CDs. Our material is drawn from traditional and modern folk song and tune sources. Although we take our musicianship seriously, our performances must be seen to be believed! We dress down for performances in overalls, flannel shirts, big boots and hillbilly hats. We play unplugged whenever possible.
The HOT String Band performs at private functions as well as community functions and festivals. We have a growing reputation for our huge, good quality, fun hillbilly sound. We get faces smiling and toes tapping.