the freight hoppers
After more than decade, The Freight Hoppers released their eagerly-awaited fourth album, Mile Marker. This collection includes music that was first recorded in the late 1920's and early 1930's, and spans geographically from Mississippi to West Virginia.
The Freight Hoppers play hard-driving old time music with an emotional, raw excitement that keeps one foot planted in the past and the other in the present. Of course that's only when they keep their feet still, for this is high energy dance music of an older day played like there's no tomorrow. Finding their passion from a love of string band music of the 1920's and 30's, The Freight Hoppers have been entertaining crowds of fans at festivals and music halls alike as they travel around the country.
The heart of the band is held together by the powerhouse fiddle and banjo combo of David Bass and Frank Lee, while the rhythm section of Isaac Deal on guitar and Bradley Adams on upright bass keep the groove moving. Add in the vocal duo of Frank and Isaac, and the "have to see it to believe it" dancing of David Bass and you've got yourself one of the most exciting traditional bands to come out of the woodwork.
Based out of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, The Freight Hoppers draw from a deep source of rural southern music for their inspiration, and are proud to present music that is still very much alive and meaningful to today's world.
David Bass - fiddle
Frank Lee - banjo, vocals
Isaac Deal - guitar, vocals
Bradley Adams - upright bass