Ham Jam House -Concert

Pushing Chain

Pushing Chain will play a fine acoustic concert on Saturday, March24th, 2018, doors open at 7:00 PM.

Adam & Boyd Adam & Boyd

Adam Moe and Boyd Blomberg are "Pushing Chain".

I ran into these guys at a concert during the recent SW Folk Alliance convention here in Austin. Their quick, whitty, songs, their tight harmonies and their brilliant musicianship made my ears smile and wish for more. I'm happy to report that my wish for more comes true with Pushing Chain's return to Austin and a pereformance at the Ham Jam House. I can't wait to hear more of their delightful music and fun!
- Daren Appelt -Host, Ham Jam House

A folky-tonk duo from Minnesota’s north shore, Pushing Chain features Boyd on guitar and vocals and Adam on fiddle and vocals. Their Americana-roots sound has been winning them fans across the Midwest.

Recent highlights...
Sang National Anthem at Target Field before a Minnesota Twins game

Opened for Bill Staines, Flatt Lonesome (IBMA 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year), Layla McCalla, David Grier, and John Hiatt

Played New York Mills Cultural Center, Harmony for Mayo Music Series in Rochester, MN, Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, and the Big Top Chautauqua, among many other great venues

2016 festivals around the region including Hazelfest (Center City, MN), the Lowertown Guitar Festival (Minneapolis), and the MBOTMA August Festival (Richmond, MN)

Featured act at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair

Placed 2nd in a vocal duo competition at the Minnesota State Fair (2015)

Placed 3rd in the MBOTMA Race for a Place band contest (2015)

Featured on The Playlist (WDSE-TV, Duluth), White Wall Sessions (both television and radio from Sioux Falls, SD), and WCCO TV in Minneapolis

Boyd, former frontman for the national touring band, the Gooneybirds, is an award-winning songwriter (2012 Big Top Chautauqua – second place; 2014 River Falls Roots & Bluegrass – first place, Upper Midwest Songwriter of the Year.)

Pushing Chain is signed with Kingswood Records and sponsored by Shubb Capos and John Pearse Strings.


Pushing Chain...
Pushing Chain Website

Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.

The band suggests an admission donation of $20. Daren suggests folks bump in more if they can in support of music in Austin. The entire donation goes to the musicians.

BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!

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