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Middletown Journal By Richard O Jones, Staff Writer1:55 PM Friday, March 23, 2012 The Back Porch Hounds, a southwestern Ohio roots band, will provide a sneak-peek of its first recording project at next week’s Music Cafe. Members Frank Fitch, Dennis Henderson, Fred Hautau and Dale Farmer bring diverse musical backgrounds of bluegrass, blues, jazz, old time and Celtic together to preserve the past and pave new sonic roads, Farmer said, and are in the process of “ tweaking forgotten obscure old tunes and original material for our first recording project.” Music Café guests will hear traditional spirituals and original instrumental tunes in musical styles ranging from Lightnin’ Hopkins to Ralph Stanley. “Listeners will be be taken back a couple centuries with a Scottish medley that’s become very popular with Hounds’ followers,” Farmer said. Samples of their music can be found at www.thebackporch”

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Contributed By: Caroline Croswell | Oxford Community Arts Center Pull up a chair and prepare to enjoy great entertainment in the relaxed friendly environment of the North Parlor. Beginning at 7:30 pm Music in the Parlor brings four friends from different musical backgrounds come together. Something amazing is bound to happen! The Back Porch Hounds take the stage to perform a music genre somewhere between old time folk, country blues, blues, bluegrass, ragtime and Celtic. Dale Farmer and his fellow musicians, Dennis Henderson, Frank Fitch, and Fred Hautau generously donate their talent this evening to the Community Arts Center. The Oxford Community Art Center is located on 10 S. College Avenue, in Oxford, Ohio. It is a not-for-profit art center with a dual purposed mission to rehabilitate the almost 200-year-old building it resides in, and to represent performing and visual community arts groups who desire to rehearse, perform, display and teach their various forms of art and craft. Come out enjoy your second Friday at the Oxford Community Art Center’s monthly Second Friday Art Evening.” -


Click on the following link to download our band promo page.   Feel free to use this page or selections from it to promote our performance at your venue.   Hounds_Promo_2014.docx


The Back Porch Hounds, AKA the Hounds, perform a roots mix of country blues, old style jazz, celtic, oldtime and bluegrass.  For the most part we do old obscure music with a slightly modern edge.  We're also doing more and more original material.  We look like a bluegrass band from a distance and although we love and perform some bluegrass, we especially love tapping into the many roots of bluegrass.  You might even call our music a Bluegrass Family Reunion.


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Hounds at the Pit

Pit to Plate, 8021 Hamilton Ave, Mt. Healthy, Ohio

This is our last Pit to Plate appearance for 2015.   We'll be back the fourth Friday of every month starting again in January.  Don't forget the Pit smokes Thanksgiving turkeys.  See Diane about your order...

$2 cover with meal


Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration

Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration, TBA, Reading, Ohio

See the Millcreek Watershed Council Web site for details



Hounds at the Pit

Pit to Plate, 8021 Hamilton Ave, Mt. Healthy, Ohio

$2 cover with meal

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