Steeped in traditional banjo driven bluegrass, Forgotten Freight features music from traditional bluegrass to old time country and gospel favorites. The five band members represent a cross section of communities on the Palouse.
Following his love for traditional music Tim Kinkeade sings lead, plays the rhythm guitar, and he occasionally contributes original songs. His first exposure to bluegrass came by way of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will the Circle be Unbroken”. Tim has spent the last two decades in real estate finance to afford the luxury of his bluegrass habits.
Veteran bluegrass enthusiast Susan Firor plays upright bass and keeps “all” in line with her no nonsense take on traditional bluegrass. Her banjo-playing dad raised her on Flatt and Scruggs and the Seldom Scene. She sings harmony parts no one else can find and supports her bluegrass habit working on fish and water issues at TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering.
Lenny Johnson has been around long enough to remember being drawn to the banjo by the folk groups of the 60’s. Retired from the University of Idaho, he contributes a blended style of banjo pickin’ and complements the vocals with tenor harmony.
Maturing in the hills of western North Carolina, J.D. Wulfhorst knew early on when he first heard it, that he had to play dobro. He blends a fine baritone harmony to the vocal mix when not being a rural sociologist at the University of Idaho and is easily identified by his trademark purple attire, which can include boa, chaps, etc.
Stuart Osborne comes from an Idaho logging family with a history of traditional music. He grew up fiddling with a Potlatch fiddle group, graduated to being their back-up guitar support, and now rounds out the Forgotten Freight sound with fiddle and flat-picking.