photo: Jari Heikkilä
feat. Marjo Leinonen & Jukka Gustavson
Their shared love for roots music led Mika Kuokkanen and Masa Maijanen to form the group Hoedown back in 2001. The played their first gig at the 2002 Art Goes Kapakka-event in Helsinki. It was only natural that Olli Haavisto and Esa Kaartamo, guest artists at the gig, became members of the band after that night. And so began the journey of Hoedown, which today consists of seven members.
Their albums and concerts have featured songs from such artists as Little Feat, The Band, Hank Williams and Kasey Chambers and classics of Blues and R&B, not to mention original Hoedown material.
Ninni Poijärvi, vocals, violin
Mika Kuokkanen, vocals, acoustic guitar, guitalele
Esa Kaartamo, vocals, guitars
Olli Haavisto, pedal and lap steel, dobro
Jarmo Nikku, mandolin, guitars
Masa Maijanen, bass
Topi Kurki, drums
Marjo Leinonen, vocals
Jukka Gustavson, vocals, keyboards
Hoedown and Gregory Porter at Jazz tent 24.4. 7:00 p.m.