Willimantic Street Fests

The Hosmer Mountain Boys


The Hosmer Mountain Boys are a Bluegrass band born out of Windham County. The two boys in front have always had an affinity for all things old and nostalgic and that includes music. You won't find many musicians in these parts who are so devoted to bring alive this particular bluegrass music style, choosing material from a time gone by. Simon Brogie, a well loved Connecticut banjo player, was born near the bottom of the Hosmer Mountain in Willimantic not long ago. He and his buddy Keegan Day, guitar/ vocals, have a strong sense of how bluegrass music was played before the 1960s and it comes across as genuine and true to style of the likes of Flatt & Scruggs. You won't be disappointed! On fiddle is Mama Day (or Cathy Day). She brings a lifetime of skill to the band and keeps everyone in line which as Keegan's mom, she is free to do. On acoustic bass is Mr. Tom Bowman a wonderful player and baritone singer who has been a staple in the New England Bluegrass Music scene for decades.