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Front Country Bluegrass Band at the Old Nordland Church Community Hall September 15th


By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 12 September 2015

Location: 
Old Nordland Church Community Hall
7120 Flagler Road
Nordland, WA 98358

From James Lindquist:

Front Country isn’t your usual bluegrass band. The group blends everything from high-lonesome mountain music to new-wave power pop, newgrass picking, oldgrass harmonies, and just plain glorious musicality. This is Americana at its best: music with deep roots and wide-ranging vision.

Front Country formed in 2011 from a monthly gig with friends in San Francisco’s Mission District. They quickly found a musical rapport that was open to challenging arrangements, unique covers and original songwriting. Melody Walker brought her award-winning songwriting to the table and her hall-shaking voice, which sounds like a mix between Bonnie Raitt and Natalie Maines. Mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz was nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for his work with the Modern Mandolin Quartet, and is a composer of new acoustic instrumental music. The offspring of a concert violinist and a geology professor, fiddler Leif Karlstrom is an explosive mix of talent and precision, erupting like a bluegrass volcano. Starting out on electric bass in funk bands, Zach Sharpe plays upright bass on-stage, and picks a mean banjo off-stage. Jacob Groopman is the hardest working man in Front Country, acting as both lead guitarist and head cat-wrangler, while supplying sweet harmony vocals.

Five powerhouse roots musicians at the top of their game, Front Country showcases each artist and also has something new to say about what American roots music can mean today. It’s no small feat, but they do it for the sake of the sound.

$20 by donation.

You're encouraged to bring light hors d'oeuvres or desserts and beverages to share (plates, cups, etc will be provided)

Please email bevschaafatgmail [dot] com to reserve seats; or call 379-3458 for more information

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