Winners of the 2016 Merlefest Band Competition, Fireside Collective is quickly blazing a name for themselves as a must-see progressive acoustic ensemble. Formed in 2014, Fireside is a group of folk music enthusiasts who blend elements of traditional bluegrass and American roots music with modern acoustic arrangements. With an energetic live show, the band presents finely crafted original music infused with impeccable solos and tight harmonies. Captivating listeners with songs centered around change, relationships, and being on the road, they transition smoothly between danceable bluegrass numbers and passionate folk ballads. With mandolin, Dobro, and acoustic guitar layered eloquently on top of rock solid stand up bass, Fireside Collective delights in tastefully exploring the boundaries of roots music.
Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO
Merlefest - Wilkesboro, NC
Carolina in the Fall - Wilkesboro, NC
Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival - Pittsboro, NC
Mountain Song Festival - Brevard, NC
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - Gettysburg, PA
In 2016, Fireside Collective performed over 150 shows throughout the southeast, the northeast, and as far west as Colorado. The band also opened for bluegrass legends Hot Rize in Steamboat Springs, CO as well as acoustic funk pioneers the Wood Brothers in Charlotte, NC. In 2017, the band released their second full length studio album entitled "Life Between the Lines."