NEWGRASS FESTIVAL GUIDE

 NEWGRASS COMBINES FUN WITH THE QUALITY OF TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSICIANS TO CREATE A REALLY GOOD TIME.

 NEWGRASS ALSO KNOWN AS JAMGRASS OR PROGRESSIVE BLUEGRASS IS BECOMING THE FASTEST GROWING MUSIC IN BOTH THE JAM BAND AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL SCENE.


Winter Wondergrass 2015

(Newgrass Festival) - (Festival Website)

Avon, CO

2/20/2015 - 2/22/2015

Greensky Bluegrass, Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon,

 Brothers Comotose, The Imfamous Stringdusters,

Trout Steak Revival, The Wood Brothers,

 Elephant Revival, Paper Bird, Fruition


 

HERE IS A NICE SUPRISE AT THE BOTTON OF THE PAGE

SAM BUSH

A GREAT VERSION OF THE SONG "SAILING SHOES"

Newgrass vs. Jamgrass

Newgrass Music and Jamgrass Music is basically the same thing. They are both unconventional improvisations of other music with Bluegrass and Electric instruments. Newgrass is Fun! However, Jamgrass is a knee slappin, foot stompin, whiskey drinking, get out of your chair, and dance because you can't help it, kind of music where you really have a lot of fun!

We recently reviewed the Newgrass bands in the Atlanta area. One band stood out. The High Strung String Band from Athens, Ga. defined Jamgrass. Every song they played was performed as if they were having the time of their lives. That is what Jamgrass Music is about. Making music a lot of fun!  

High Strung String Band

High quality musicians playing high energy music and having a really good time!

Band  of the Month

 Greensky Bluegrass

(Not your Grandmothers Bluegrass)

The band was formed in the fall of 2000 by Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), and Paul Hoffman (mandolin). As newcomers to the bluegrass scene, the three drew upon an array of influences and varied musical backgrounds, reflected in their May 2004 release of Less than Supper, recorded with bassist Chris Carr and dobro player Al Bates. Both Bates and Carr left the band shortly thereafter. In the fall of the same year, bassist Michael Devol joined the group.

In the summer of 2006 the band were winners of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, earning them a spot on the main stage of the 2007 festival. Soon thereafter they released their second studio album, Tuesday Letter, produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth.

In November 2007 the band released its first live recording Live At Bell's, documenting two shows at Bell's Brewery in their hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 Just over a month later Greensky Bluegrass added Anders Beck of Wayword Sons to the line-up, replacing Al Bates on dobro. In August 2008 the band released their third studio recording Five Interstates, also produced by Tim Carbone.

Their fourth, and most critically acclaimed album, Handguns, made its debut on Billboard's Bluegrass Charts at No. 3 in October 2011, and spent nine weeks on the chart, landing at No. 33 for 2011 on Billboard's Year End Bluegrass Chart.

Greensky Bluegrass has been known to share the stage with act like Sam Bush, The Hackensaw Boys, Larry Keel, and Railroad earth.


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