Thursday 10/22: Hoot ‘n Annie Live at the Mead Hall

Come see Hoot ‘n Annie at Bos Meadery tomorrow night. Hoot ‘n Annie is a vocal centric string band. Songs that are fun to sing in harmony backed by fiddle, banjo, ukulele bass, harmonica, cello and guitar.

They like singing and drinking in bars. It’s fun. “Hoot ‘n Annie” comes from the Scottish word ‘Hootenanny” meaning “celebration” and / or “party”, most closely associated with Hogmanay.

With the Scots being one of the biggest groups of settlers in the Appalachian region of North America (bringing with them their whisky-making tradition and methods, leading to the area’s “moonshining” tradition) it is not surprising that hootenanny became an Appalachian colloquialism, although it became used in early 20th-century America as a placeholder name to refer to things whose names were forgotten or unknown.

In this usage it was synonymous with thingamajig or whatchamacallit, as in: “Hand me that hootenanny.” Hootenanny was also an old country word for “party”. Nowadays the word most commonly refers to a folk music party.

So, that’s them. They’re a folk party thingamajig. And they fit right in at Bos Meadery.

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OCT 02 Gallery Night: Fierce Mead Family Art at the Mead Hall

Peter DeVault and Ousia Whitaker-DeVault will have original infared and black & white photography with an emphasis on landscapes and trees on display at the Bos Meadery Mead Hall. Peter is a founding partner of Bos Meadery. Come see the creative works of the fiercest part of the Bos Meadery family. We promise that it will be brutal and moving and well-paired with a glass of mead.

Infared Castle

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Live Music Night: 8/13 – Tenacious B

Come down to the Mead Hall tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for Madison’s own Tenacious B.

Tenacious B brings a mixture of Appalachia , Bluegrass, and southern country together with his deep southern voice in a sound that rolls along like a highway through the Blue Ridge Mountains. HIs original stories from a compilation called “Letters to Life” will introduce you to the rich fabric of experience Tenacious B sings with. Come and enjoy a mix of original and favorite country tunes sure to get you feet tapping and hands clapping.

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