First, The Upcoming Shows

Saturday, April 19th at 9:00

The local government and non-profit worlds are buzzing with the news. The City of Palo Alto's upcoming Great Race for Saving Water will include the Pig's Foot String Band. We won't run, but we're willing to sit at the finish line. We look forward to having hundreds of people running TOWARDS us.

It's a 5K, you can do it!

Sunday April 27th - Pig's Foot
at Lilly Mac's in Sunnyvale
6:00 - 8:30

Pig's Redux- We played during the first week of April, let's do it again on the last. Sundays are a little quieter but don't roll up the sidewalk just yet. If we can fill up the place we may get to make this a regular thing. Lilly Mac's is a family friendly pub that has great Irish and pub food. So...bring the whole family, bring a friend or two, come on out and enjoy some tunes and fun times.

187 South Murphy Ave,
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Vern's Stage
The Pig's Foot String Band has a spot on Vern's!

About 5 or 6 years ago David Zimmerman made the big push to add a smaller stage area and have the best of the local and regional bands play during the lunch and dinner breaks. Some would say that it's become one of the best parts of the festival and not just because they serve beer. The festival is mostly bluegrass folks but includes a lot of old time on the stage and picking in the camp grounds.

Come for the whole California Bluegrass Association's Father's Day Festival and stay to the end to see our part of the show! We play Sunday, June 15th (Ken's 50th birthday!) during the lunch hour.

Saturday, June 21st at 5:00 P.M.
The PFSB will make the scene for a set and possibly for a dance.
For details check out their web site.

Second, The News and General Info

Pig's Foot String Band on KPFA

The Pigs took to the air again on Sunday, March 23rd. Ray Edlund invited us to join him in the Berkeley, California studios of KPFA. We had a mighty fine time. There are some recordings and pictures and we'll get a few posted as soon as I remember where I put them.


On The Air KKUP

KKUP had their Folk and Bluegrass marathon February 9th 2014. We be played a 45 minute set.The recording doesn't have the exact balance you'd want for a CD. But, it's not too bad and you get the idea. Here's the whole thing...

  1. Goodbye Girls I'm Going to Boston - Hunting The Buffalo
  2. Richmond - Reuben
  3. Snake Hunt - Bull at the Wagon
  4. Hangman's Reel
  5. Rock The Cradle Joe - Waiting for Nancy
  6. One Eyed Cat
  7. Gilsaw - Jonah and the Wind Storm
  8. Possum's Tail is Bare
  9. Indian Corn - Possum Up A Gum Stump
  10. Monkey in a Dog Cart - Knoxville Rag

The Pig's Foot String Band in the picture below: George Bradshaw (guitar,) Ed Cirimele (mandolin), Ken Torke (banjo), Mark Wardenburg (fiddle), Barbara Rosner (bass) and Linda Sullivan (fiddle). (photo by Chip Curry)

Some More Pictures and Stuff

Would you like us to come play for a dance, a BBQ, just anything?
We'll eat your food, drink your liquor, but behave responsibly.
All for a reasonable price!

Promo Flyer-Bio

Check out for some old time instructional material. Ken has tabbed out and posted all of his clawhammer banjo tunes. Mark has transcribed and posted almost every old time tune he does that isn't in one of Jack Tuttle's Books.

This is the US Division. There is also a band by the same name in Wales, UK. They showed up on the web shortly after we committed to the name. Rather than lawyer up we decided we wouldn't cross paths too often. We decided to set an example for the politicos and have a US and UK division. And, if we ever are in the same place, we'll have a big picking party and drink some beers.

A pig's foot is a bifurcated metal poker used in the metalurgical arts.
Or, it's the title of an old time tune as in "Shove the Pig's Foot a Little Further in the Fire."
Or, it's the foot of a pig.

You can order Pig's Foot t-shirts, buttons, etc. at Cafe Press

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