Progressive Folk & Bluegrass
Well that was a lot of fun!! We had such a great time playing every Friday in January at Catawba Brewing Co. in downtown Asheville! We'd like to thank everyone who came out and showed their support as well as Catawba for giving us this opportunity. We had a blast learning all this new material, from old folk songs, to Tony Rice's "Manzanita", to a bunch of fun Classic Rock songs!!!
We would also like to thank all the great musicians who came out and joined us. During bluegrass week we had the pleasure of having Derek Vaden join us on banjo alongside Nick Dauphinais on guitar. What amazing bluegrass musicians these guys are! We learned a lot from these guys and look forward to playing with them again in the future. Also big shout outs to Julian Pinelli on fiddle and Joe Cicero on guitar joining us during Tony Rice week. We got to play some challenging material and I think we all got a little better from the deep exploration into Tony Rice's music!
After spending so much time learning all these new Bluegrass, Newgrass, and Classic Rock covers, we are excited to get to playing our original music again. Luckily for us, we have a bunch of shows coming up in the Asheville area. Here's a look at our upcoming schedule:
Thursday, February 4th - Isis Restaurant and Music Hall w/Applebutter Express
Friday, February 5th - Highland Brewing Company
Saturday, February 6th - Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain w/Patrick Kinsley and Grayson Deal Band
Wednesday, February 10th - Blue Plate Special and Preservation Pub in Knoxville, TN
Friday, February 12th - Damascus Brewery in Damascus, VA
Friday, February 19th - House Concert in Raleigh, NC
Saturday, February 20th - Unknown Brewing in Charlotte, NC
Tuesday, February 23rd - Hosting Bluegrass Jam at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall
Friday, February 26th - Sugarlands Distilling Company in Gatlinburg, NC
Thanks again to everyone who helped us get the year started right! 2016 is shaping up to be a great year and we wouldn't be where we are without all the love and support we've received along the way!
Winners of 2016 Merlefest Band Competition!!
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