Tethered by an interest in American roots and bluegrass music rarely found in Scotland, The Fountaineers are a group of four, formed in a summer of socially-distanced interactions (2020).
Having found space of their own in Glasgow, a home renowned for its fierce traditional music scene, Callum MT (mandolin), Jeri Foreman (fiddle), Michael Wright (guitar/vocals) and Rob Hart (banjo) are creating music that adheres to traditions, fosters creativity and blends the progressive intent found in shared musical heroes such as Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Tony Rice and Allison Krauss and Union Station.
Working on a landscaped marred by dwindling opportunity for live performance, The Fountaineers have released a debut single, covering music by Mandolin Orange, participated in multiple live-streamed performances and competed in the final round of the Hands Up For Trad – Battle of the Folk Bands 2021.
The Fountaineers are official virtual showcase artists at this year’s WOB Bluegrass Ramble, IBMA 2021.
Through mostly virtual channels, they are currently preparing arrangements of original and tradition music for their debut EP release, set for Autumn this year.
They can be contacted via their website. https://sites.google.com/view/the-fountaineers-scotland/music