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Hubi Hitch Holiday Bash!

HUBINGER ST. (hue-bin-jer) is an independent, Southern Connecticut based band loaded with endless energy, fun, and improvisational bravado.  What started out as an acoustic duo of Matt Miklus and Casey Gorman in 1994 quickly evolved into a jamming rock-n-roll quartet .  Hubinger St. was formed and has been playing the club circuit since 1995.  Over the years the band independently released two full length CD’s , two shorter EPs and they have performed at clubs, theaters and events all over the North East.  Including the first ever Gathering of the Vibes at Croton Point, NY in 1997 and again in 2007 in Bridgeport. They have been the headlining act at many clubs but also have played in support of many great acts such as Govt. Mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Morse, Lesie West, JGB, Jazz is Dead and many more.

    The group revels in improvisation. Their live shows feature dynamic jams that often invoke the personality of other “jam bands”, while producing inventive tones and textures all their own.

Relix Magazine said: " there's a sense of good karma and spirit to their music." 

The bottom line is.. these guys rock!  Three part vocal harmonies, tight grooves and segued surprises!  Come on down to check ‘em out and don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Hubinger St. is Matt Miklus, Casey Gorman, Sammy Blanchetteand Gary Collins.


Hitch & the Giddyup

Moving nimbly between traditional folk, progressive bluegrass, and countrified Americana, Hitch and the Giddyup trade in the musical wares of soulful singing, hot picking, and deft song craft. The group formed in 2013 as a collective of several well-known Connecticut acoustic bands, including the String Fingers Band, Five in the Chamber, and Hoe.

Hitch and the Giddyup has evolved from the beginning, incorporating original and traditional bluegrass music with rock, country., and blues. Their influences range among a wide scope of artists, including Bela Fleck, Little Feat, Drive-by Truckers, the Infamous Stringdusters, and Old & in the Way. Spitfire banjo rolls, melodic mandolin lines, and nimble guitar work combine with rich vocal harmonies to create a unique yet familiar sound.

Hitch & the Giddyup has performed at a number of notable regional venues, including the Acoustic, BRYAC, and Two Roads Brewery, as well as festivals such as Soupstock and the Martha's Vineyard Sound Fest. You can catch them the third Thursday of every month at Walrus + Carpenter in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport for their "Brewgrass" night, as well as in surrounding music clubs, venues, and festivals. Giddyup!


Dan Carlucci - guitar & vocals

Bob Csugie - bass & vocals

Pete Kaufman - banjo & vocals

David Kaye - mandolin, dobro, & vocals

Kenny Owens - drums & vocals