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Howdy is a group formed in the beginning of 2012 in Donostia. Nowadays, they have an open group formation, where they participate and colaborate with multiple musicians with the  main aim of investigating the different types of root music and the world of folk.

Howdy at Intxaurrondo K.E.

Their repertoire of versions goes through multiple different genres such as folk, country, bluegrass… from classics like Bill Monroe, Doc Watson or Johnny Cash to groups more contemporanean like Old Crow Medicine Show or The Tillers.

They understand the music as the motive for the public to have a great time and enjoying the actuations they make, trying to transmit this feeling in every song and actuation. They played in multiple locals from the Gipuzkoan capital, such as Doka Kafe Antzokia, Le Bukowsky, Intxaurrondo Kultur Elkartea, Dabadaba, etc… as well as in other locations from the province and near it. Moreover, they have participated actively in festivals and events such as Jazzaldia, Donostia Aste Nagusia, Rustyc Music Fest, Nofugrass, Usopop, Irunrock, Musikagela Weekend, Basque Beer Fest, Gastropote, Basque Market, etc…

 

Howdy’s members

Nowadays, Howdy is formed by a 6 person team which play in a band format. Through the years Howdy has been evolving as a band and has been changing the composition of the band to achieve the group’s musical milestone. Those are the members of the band:

Gorka Arranz
Mandoline
Ion Anton Zapiain
Guitar
Julen Maestro
Diatonic Accordion
Jon Arzelus
Double Bass
Urbil Artola
Dobro
Jose Mari Pulido
Banjo