York, Pennsylvania, USA

We Bring Bluegrass to the folks who might not think they like bluegrass. We play technical music with passion and energy. We call it Thundergrass


“It’s shocking how good they play” – Gene Shay, host of the Folk Show on 88.5 WXPN

In 2013 HogMaw recorded and released their 2nd Album "Ideal Proof" a collection of traditional String Band Music from the 1920’s and 30’s. The Band reached out to Dom Flemons formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops to produce the album. They met in 2011 when HogMaw opened for the Drops at the Capitol theater in York PA . the album was recorded in a 4 day marathon session where the band and Dom lived together at the studio and created what Flemons  descibed as joyful testimate to HogMaw... true to the roots of Bluegrass Music but still showcasing the bands technical strengths.

2013 also marked the release of At Fest a Documentary film about the 50th Philadelphia Folk Festival. The Film Follows HogMaw as they perform on the Main Stage for the first time. The Sound Track features HogMaw's set from the festival as well as the music of David Wax Museum and Hoots and Hellmouth.

HogMaw’s resume is getting hard to keep track of as they approach 300 performances. in the past 5 years These include major musical events such as 2 performances at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, 2 appearances at DelFest in Cumberland MD,6 at Camp Jam in the Pines in Monroeville NJ, 3 at Allentown, PA’s Musikfest, They headlined the 2013 New Jersey Folk Festival and have opened for National acts such as GRAMMY award winners The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Southern Rockers the Marshal Tucker Band Bluegrass legends like Peter Rowan, The Seldom Scene, and Tony Trischka. HogMaw also appears on the Jam Band scene and has the honor of opening for jamgrass powerhouses Cornmeal, Hackensaw Boys, and Cabinet. They have also had many headlining performances of their own at major hot spots for original music such as The Trocedero, World Cafe Live, Tin Angel, and North Star Bar in their homebase of Philadelphia. The Blairstown Theater, The Strand Capitol Theater in York PA, The Sellersville Theater, The Historic Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ and various clubs all over the northeast. The band headlined the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Bucks Co. Bluegrass Festival at Snipe’s Farm in Morrisville, Pa and also won the 2009 York Revolution Battle of the Bands where they played for a full stadium of 7000+ people.

HogMaw is multi instrumentalists Matt Baldwin and Colin Reeves sharing duties on Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo and Ryann Lynch on fiddle and foot percussion. Joining the band in 2012 is Johnny Calamari on upright bass.


"Ideal Proof" Traditional Album Produced by Dom Flemons. 2013 Engineered by Ernie Tokay

"Wake" all rights reserved HogMaw 2012
Produced by Ernie Tokay, Mixed and Masterded by Phil Nicolo Studio 4

Free CD Project volumes 1-6 12,000 copies distributed thru fan donation and 2nd generation copies confirmed on 4 continentes Alaska and Hawaii

HogMaw 2009 - Self Titeled HogMaw EP MelloD Studios. Dave Fourney Engeneer HogMaw Produced.
HogMaw 2009 - played on WXPN 88.5 fm: Philadelphia PA, 92.1FM: Vineland NJ and WPRB 103.3 fm : Princeton, NJ
EP Shop Tapes 2008

Set List

Set Length 1 to 1.5 hrs each can do up yo 4 hours in a night if need be. Covers tend to be bluegrass or Rock songs in our style

Traffic - Original
Sauerkraut - Original
I’m Gone - Original
On a little Journey - Original
Tell it to me - Traditional
Salty Dog - Traditional
Foggy Mnt Breakdown - Scruggs

Head over Heels - Scruggs
Glenndale Train - Traditional
9# hammer - Traditional
Rabbit in a Log - Traditional
Rollin in my Sweet Baby’s Arms - Traditional
Something Weird and AWESOME!!!!!! - Jam out
Love Come Home - Scruggs
Little Maggie - Traditional
Doin my Time - Traditional
Dark Hollow - Traditional/Dead
Lonesome Rd. Blues - Traditional
Restless Bones - Original
Mornin - Original
Freeborn Man - Taylor and Lyndsey
Texas eagle - Steve Earl
Amsterdam - Original
Sweet Eyes - Original