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Hardwood Heart was born out of compulsion - a desire for guitarist Josh Clinger and mandolin player Jed Nussbaum to keep as musically active and exploratory as possible. What started as two songwriters swapping tunes in backyards and living rooms turned into an impressive catalog of original material and covers woven together with creative improvisation and vocal harmonies. Together they paired up with bassist Caleb Mattis and forged a sound rooted in bluegrass but stretching into jazz, folk, blues, and rock and roll, touching down on heartfelt balladry but extending into high-energy jams that have kept the audience moving at late-night festival slots and busy clubs. The trio maintained a steady work ethic throughout the slowdown in 2020, releasing a steady stream of recordings showcasing the band’s pension for interweaving heartfelt lyricism with deft instrumentalism. Somewhere amongst a busy 2022 that found the band playing over 130 shows in seven states throughout the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest, Hardwood also found time to record their first full-length album. Entitled Growth Rings, the ten songs encapsulate the evolution of a band that has honed their craft in living rooms, on stages, and along the open road.
Live music 5+ nights a week
As a 3rd generation Irish-American, T.J.’s heartfelt and soulful, folk sound was influenced by the iconic Irish ballads of The Clancy Brothers, Wolfe Tones and Luke Kelly. Born Terrence James Gurn in 1995, the Greenville, SC native spent much of his youth immersed in sports, never really picking up a guitar until his early 20’s. Artists and bands like Zach Bryan, and Jason Isbell, Lumineers quickly…
The Hog Wallow Pub is a 21 and older establishment, please bring your ID.
Secluded amongst pine trees at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon, The Hog Wallow Pub is located kitty-corner to the historic Old Mill ruin. It is the latest reincarnation of the oldest and most notorious bar in the Cottonwood Heights area. Established in 1947 by a returning World War II veteran who converted an abandoned Civilian Conservation Corps bunkhouse into an out-of-the-way watering hole he named "The Branding… continued
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Split Your Plate $3.50, includes extra side and dressings
Please alert staff of dietary restrictions
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3200 E Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd
Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121