Hen’s Teeth is a new duo featuring Jane Rothfield and Nathan Bontrager, two powerhouse and inventive American roots musicians who specialise in old time Appalachian music. They first met at the legendary Clifftop festival in West Virginia, where they spent hours exploring cello, fiddle, banjo and guitar combinations as the musical sparks flew! Hen’s Teeth make music that’s firmly rooted in tradition, combined with their own inventive and unique styles. Janie and Nathan both sing, and they each play fiddle, banjo and guitar too (not at the same time!). With the addition of Nathan’s cello, the instrumental and musical combinations are practically limitless! This is American roots music at its most dynamic, full of power, soul, and whimsy.
released December 13, 2016
Jane Rothfield: fiddle, banjo, vocals
Nathan Bontrager: cello, fiddle, vocals
Recorded, mixed and mastered at No. 14 Bacon Street by Alastair Caplin