The Fountaineers perform classic Bluegrass and old-time repertoire and formed during the first lockdown in 2020. Individually, the band were seeking new ways to collaborate during isolation and so they got together regularly to jam in the Kelvingrove Park fountain, sparking an appreciative local to dub them The Fountaineers.
Since forming, they have become musical relatives, woven together through their dedication to Old Time and Bluegrass music. Michael Wright (guitar), Callum Morton-Teng (mandolin), Jeri Foreman (fiddle) and Rob Hart (banjo) bring traditional classics and contemporary explorations of Bluegrass and Old-time repertoire to festivals across UK and Europe, debuting at La Roche Bluegrass Festival 2022. Their admiration for the innovation of bluegrass and acoustic string band music, has inspired them to form their unique blend of vocal harmonies and accompaniment style, with buoyant musical improvisation intertwined throughout.
In 2022 they released their debut EP, a 5-track love-letter to traditional bluegrass classics, recorded and printed in Scotland. The Fountaineers joined the LMNS Scheme in 2023.
We are always happy to discuss new projects, opportunities or ways that we can help make music happen in your venue or community.