Back to All Events

The Kentucky Cow Tippers

The Kentucky Cow Tippers hit Leeds as part of their Summer Tour! Featuring support from David Broad Trio and Simon Robinson!

Since forming in 2008, the Kentucky Cow Tippers have deservedly earned a reputation as one of the most exciting acts on the UK’s acoustic music scene. Their unique approach to bluegrass draws from a deep appreciation of every aspect of the genre: they’ve absorbed everything from gospel harmonies and traditional fiddle tunes to the progressive music of Béla Fleck and Punch Brothers. This foundation is built upon through the arrangement of the band’s original material written primarily by Rupert Hughes, Sam Wear and Evan Davies, all experienced and passionate songwriters and by crafting refreshing renditions of classic bluegrass songs. 

The 3 founding members all hail from the North East of England and begun playing together by busking on the streets of Newcastle. In 2014, this core trio was augmented by American fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist Sam Quintana. The result is a driving, energetic quintet that delivers a tight yet spontaneous stage show. If you enjoy close vocal harmonies, wild bluegrass improvisation, witty stage banter and brown corduroy jackets, then you’ll love the Kentucky Cow Tippers – just don’t ask about the name!

Entry £6 | Facebook Event

Earlier Event: July 8
Don't Falter
Later Event: July 12