An Evening with the Humbuddies

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An Evening with the Humbuddies

FBMS presents An Evening with The Humbuddies on Thursday June 1, 2023 including a performance and harmony singing workshop.

By Foothills Bluegrass Music Society

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, June 1 · 7 - 9pm MDT


Irish Cultural Society 6452 35 Avenue Northwest Calgary, AB T3B 1S6 Canada

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

FBMS presents An Evening with The Humbuddies! June 1, 2023 our regular Thursday Jam at the Irish Cultural Centre will be replaced with a special performance and harmony singing workshop by the Humbuddies. Ticket cost will be collected at the door and donated to the Northeast Family Connections ( Please reserve your spot here, we are only making 50 tickets available for this exclusive event.

In brother harmony style, this father and son duo will sing you through the evolution of acoustic music, from early country, through bluegrass and swing to contemporary folk. They’ll have you tapping your toes, wiping your tears and singing along.

On the father end, Bill Humby, grew up awash in music, singing along with Grandma by the piano and playing trumpet duets with his father Howard. The journey flowed along through a mix of the choirs, musicals, and bands before eventually cascading into the world of harmony driven bluegrass some 20 years ago. Pre-Humbuddies, Bill was lead singer and guitarist for the western Canadian bluegrass band, Nomad Jones.

Bill is very proud to share his love of music his son Nico Laroche-Humby. From his first instrument, the fiddle, evolving on to bass, vocals and mandolin, Nico has developed into an accomplished touring musician, recording artist and songwriter. He has toured the world with bands such as Jeff Scoggins and Colorado and the Greg Blake Band. Nico was a founding member of Nomad Jones and currently plays in Happy Trails, Prospector.

Along with performing, both Bill and Nico have been involved with teaching in various camps such as NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Workshop and the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old-Time Camp.

The duo recently finished recording their first album at The Chamber in Nanaimo. “Humbelievable” is a collection of classic songs and originals, which they feature in their live performances. Covid was the catalyst for this project. As touring and performing shut down, writing and recording became the best available musical outlet. The duo penned 6 original songs and picked 7 others that span the breadth of their musical repertoire, giving a true flavour of the musical journey the Humbuddies take you on.

The Humbuddies are:

Bill Humby, Nanaimo, BC on acoustic guitar and lead and harmony vocals

Nico Laroche-Humby, Edmonton AB on mandolin, fiddle, bass and lead and harmony vocals

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