Original Bluegrass-tainted American Acoustic Rock Music! Bluegrass instrumentation playing modern Americana.


Formed in Lancaster, PA in late 2004 Highfalootin’ recently released their debut, self-titled first album. Singer/songwriter Dave Hurd grew up in rural Virginia in the late 70’s listening to the “Stained Glass Bluegrass” radio show”...and hating every minute of it! 20 years later, those bluegrass tunes infuse the original rock music of Highfalootin’ with a particularly American sort of energy that folks from all walks of life feel right at home with.
Dave worked as a carpenter for years, one day building a recording studio for Delbert McClinton piano man Kevin McKendree in exchange for “free” studio time. Transplanted from Eugene, OR to Lancaster, PA Dave found the right 3 guys, went to that studio he built in Tennessee for 3 days and, presto, Highfalootin'!


Highfalootin' (debut self-titled) Our song "Cotton Candy"
has been added to the rotation at iradioLA! We're currently the number 2 most requested song.

Set List

We typically do 2 sets combining originals with choice covers. See below...

Highfalootin' Original Songs

Two Staggers and a Crawl
Home in the Country
World Keep Spinning
Cotton Candy
Hey Mister
Swimmin' Hole
You Won't Be True
Vira Vira
Bug Brain
So Blue
Shiny Diamond Ring
In My Mind
Snowed In with You
Hedonistic, Artistic, Sado-masochistic Musicians
Started with a Kiss
Walkin' Nowhere Blues
Too Much to Lose

Highfalootin' Cover Songs

American Girl - Tom Petty
Body of An American - the Pogues
Burn One Down - Ben Harper
Comes a Time - Neil Young
Dark Hollow - trad
Deep Elem Blues - trad
Dirty Old Town - the Pogues
Don't Do Me Like That - Tom Petty
Factory Girl - the Rolling Stones
Fatman in the Bathtub - Little Feat
Fearless - Pink Floyd
Irish Rover - the Dubliners
Jackson - Johnny Cash
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Long Black Veil - trad
Lookin' at the World thru a Windshield - Son Volt?
Man of Constant Sorrow - trad