Imagine if Bill Monroe met The Clash

The Coal PortersTHE Coal Porters are the world’s first alt-bluegrass band and they are headlining at String Jam Club in Selkirk this Saturday.With Kentuckian Sid Griffin and his witty banter at the helm, the five-piece outfit use banjos, mandolins and fiddles to whip up a feel-good storm.They have made several visits to the String Jam Club over its 20 year history, to entertain Borders music-lovers.

Formed originally in the 1990s by ex-Long Ryder Sid in Los Angeles, the band eventually left its electric instrumentation behind and moved to the UK, slowly mutating into the inimitable acoustic act they are today [ . . . ]

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