Foggy Hogtown Boys

Brief Biography

For a while, The Foggy Hogtown Boys may have been a well kept secret, but apparently there have been some leaks. Over the last five years, an ever-widening audience has been raving about the band! We hope that the Mariposa audiences will be raving as well when they experience the band on our workshop stages.


With three critically acclaimed CDs (Live at the Dominion in 2004 and Northern White Clouds in 2005, Pigtown Fling in 2007) and tours from coast to coast, the Toronto-based Foggy Hogtown Boys have established themselves as one of the most exciting bluegrass bands in the country.

The Foggy Hogtown Boys are: Andrew Collins on mandolin, Chris Coole on guitar, Max Heineman on bass, Chris Quinn on banjo and John Showman on fiddle. From the band's inception, it was apparent that this particular group of musicians had a special chemistry that translated into some very powerful and entertaining music. This is not just five hot pickers in the same place, playing the same tune at the same time. The Foggy Hogtown Boys are a band with a unique sound that is the sum of its members' personalities and musicianship.

Seeing is believing. The live show is the thing with the Foggy Hogtown Boys. The band always delivers a highly entertaining and diverse show; ballads, breakdowns, gospel quartets and lots of laughs!