Hawf Family Stringband


The Hawf Family Stringband plays traditional bluegrass and old time gospel music, with a surprise thrown in every now and then.

The Hawf Family Stringband consists of Doug (guitar), Tonia (bass), Rachel (fiddle), Dylan (fiddle), and Alex (mandolin, lead vocals). Their sound consists of bluegrass, gospel and roots music with three-part harmonies, modern riffs, improvisation, and heart pounding energy.

The center of all the action is a condenser microphone. This one-mic system is reminiscent of older times when bands would play out live and each person would take a turn playing with all his might. Hawf Family String Band

While each family member has played instruments for several years, the family has performed together as a band for 3 years.

Book us for your next event. We are available for your church picnic, birthday party, anniversary celebration, festival or any other special occasion.

Our CD Mossy Covered Pond is available on CDBaby as an album or single tracks. The CD can also be purchased at Doug's Music Shop in Mount Carmel, IL or at any event where we are playing.

The Hawf Family Stringband placed second in the 2012 WRUL 97.3 Texaco Country Showdown!

We were able to perform at the Youth in Bluegrass Band Competition in Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO. in May 2013. The competition promotes and encourages amateur bluegrass musicians 21 years of age and younger. We had a great time and got a chance to visit with many other pickers! The competition was held at the Opry House with standing room only, estimated crowd was 3000!