Upright bassist Belinda Underwood and national mandolin champion Josiah Payne met on the Bluegrass scene in Portland, Oregon.

Musicians in multiple genres since childhood, they both grew up in family bands before moving to Oregon, and were feeling orphaned without their families until they found each other in 2012. After playing together for 3 years as "Josiah and Belinda", they adoped the mascot of the Northwest when they became Bigfoot Mojo.

Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Josiah and Belinda continue to mesmerize audiences with groove-based melodies and impeccable vocal harmonies, the kind that sound "genetically-blended". Heavily influenced by Bluegrass and Vintage Swing, they use their diverse backgrounds to set a new standard for original music.

Bigfoot Mojo plays with other amazing guest musicians to create a trio, quartet or bigger. Lately they have been featuring world-traveling guitarist Pete Kartsounes, when he is home from tour! Also sometimes featured are Michael Gaskill on guitar, and the young national twin fiddle champions Wilhelmina Frankzerda and Kian Dye.

Josiah and Belinda also play together in the high-energy bluegrass band The Wild Wood and in their Middle Eastern funk band, Al Farasha.

 

 

 

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