Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Frank F. Sidney's Western Bandit Volunteers

Thu, March 9, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)


Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
In 2010, the five Wisconsinites that make up Horseshoes & Hand Grenades found themselves in a living room in the college town of Stevens Point, WI holding acoustic instruments and enjoying a hodgepodge of fermented beverages. Music and revelry ensued that evening and, while many of the party guests eventually bid their goodbye well into the morning hours, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades wasn’t ready to let the get-together fade. Five years later, the music still hasn’t stopped and the party is still going strong, from the mountain west to the river towns of the Midwest that the quintet calls home.

While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, the band produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn’t lend itself well to categories or boundaries. One could probably be formed, but the boys seem to generally prefer fishing a river, or enjoying the company of friends and barley beers.

Yet with their music well-defined or not, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has begun to form a place in the Midwest music scene, gaining recognition on both a regional and national scale. The band took 3rd place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Band Competition in 2012 and has since shared the stage with Trampled By Turtles, The Travelin’ McCourys, Railroad Earth, Merle Haggard, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Marty Stuart, and many more. The group’s third full-length Middle Western was released in March of 2015. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, and good drink, this five-piece is as sturdy as any Midwest riverbed and will make your toes tap from sundown to sunrise.

Harmonica, Accordion, Spoons, Vocals / David C. Lynch
Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals / Collin Mettelka
Banjo, Fiddle, Vocals / Russell Pedersen
Guitar, Dobro, Vocals / Adam Greuel
Frank F. Sidney's Western Bandit Volunteers
Frank F. Sidney's Western Bandit Volunteers
Frank F. Sidney's Western Bandit Volunteers established December 31st, 2011. The genre is all but unique, mixing areas of bluegrass, americana, folk and rock. It's a high energy genre full of songs about whiskey, outlaws, scrapyards and bath salts. You can call it whatever you want. The band calls it 'bargrass'.

The band has played with acts such as David Allan Coe, Shooter Jennings, Waymore's Outlaws, The Giving Tree Band, and Henhouse Prowlers(just to name a few).

Frank Sidney recently came out with its first EP album self-titled "FRANK". The EP was recorded in the home of Reuel Owen and engineered by Matt Rush.

The band plans to record a full album in 2014 and can be found playing shows around the Midwest; specifically Illinois. There is no place the band hasn't performed; having played shows in bars, barns, homes, hay racks, backyards, venues and outdoor stages.
Venue Information:
Iowa City Yacht Club
13 S Linn
Iowa City, IA, 52240