About Hobbyhorse

Hobbyhorse ~ New Folk Baroque

Celtic & Original Folk with Hot Acoustic Guitar!!

San Francisco bay area musical duo featuring Celtic and original songs – acoustic guitar, mandola and female lead vocals.

Genres:  Celtic, Acoustic, Folk, Neofolk, Pagan Folk, Progressive Folk, Psychedelic Folk

Band Members:
Annie Aronson: Lead vocals, rhythm acoustic guitar, frame drum, percussion, pennywhistle.
Phil Campbell:  Lead acoustic guitar, mandola, vocal harmonies.

Hobbyhorse weaves an intricate spell of passionate acoustic magic! Expect poetic originals and Celtic classics with exhilarating combinations of acoustic guitar, mandolin, frame drum, and vocal harmonies.

With a sound inspired by the mystical folk of the British Isles and Ireland, the psychedelic San Francisco sound of the '60s and down-to-earth acoustic Americana, Hobbyhorse will transport you with their unique musical vision.

Hobbyhorse has performed at many festivals around the San Francisco bay area and beyond including Palo Alto World Music Day, Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, Cur-Ville Festival, The Annual Midsummer Celtic Faerie Festival, BayCon Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention, GoGirls Music Fest, and many more.

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"Hobbyhorse is a magical blend of old world mysticism and modern sources - a spirit quest fireside folk for Led Zeppelin and Celtic music fans."  - Sam Hawk, Artist's Connection TV 

"Acoustic Celtic Shred Guitar!" - Zest Radio Show

“ I find the music simultaneously stimulating and relaxing (if that makes sense), as well as being downright enchanting!” – DD Rocker,  Iron Maidens Radio Show

“Hobbyhorse’s music embodies the magic that is woven in the art of folk music ….it is authentic, spirited & manifest from the love of creation rather than ‘music industry’ profit motive. Each song is a delight of discovery. ”- DJ Frederick,  Seldom Heard Radio

“The entire CD has several sections where the talents of the artist are proven over and over again. While I have not seen them in person, I can only imagine from what I have heard and read from those that have had the opportunity to see them, it is an experience you soon won’t forget” – SageKatt , PaganPages.org

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