Howdy Howdy Bluegrass Based in the Basque Country, Howdy Bluegrass has been blending American roots music, Basque and traditional folks styles since they started back in 2012. In unique style of their own fusing the distinctive sound of the Basque accordion with the Bluegrass instrumentation of banjo, dobro, guitar, double bass and well constructed vocal harmonies. The current members of Howdy Bluegrass are Jon Arzelus on double bass, Urbil Artola on dobro, Jose Mari Pulido on banjo, Julen Maestro on diatonic accordion and Gorka Arranz on guitar and main vocals. They have played in many festivals, such as San Sebastian Jazz festival 2016, VI Musikagela Weekend, Semana Grande Donostia 2016 and 2017, Getxo Rustyc Fest 2016, 2017 and 2018, Usopop Festival 2017, Andoain Rock Jaialdia 2018, 3rd place in Entzun Adarra 2018, 2nd place in Autrigalia Fest 2019, etc. In 2019 they embarked on a year of recording their first self produced album of 12 original tracks that came out in January 2020.