We've just returned from a great week of shows in sunny (and sometimes not so sunny) Florida! We played in Fort Lauderdale, North Tampa and the Baygrass Bluegrass Festival down in Islamorada which was in the northern part of the Florida Keys. That was an especially beautiful part of our trip. The drive from Miami down to Islamorada was on a single one lane highway, borderd by marshes and ocean on either side. We saw tons of wildlife, including one huge epically orange iguana and lots of pelicans. On the last day of the trip we had a day off in Islamorada and spent the day opening coconuts by hand and using them to make pina coladas. Thanks so much to Jim, Marci, Robbie and Armando for hosting us, we'll be back again soon!
A track from our EP has made its way onto Spotify's "Fresh Bluegrass" Playlist. We're in some great company, also featured are some of our favorite bands, including The Punch Brothers, Earls of Leicester, The Infamous Stringdusters, Nickel Creek and Della Mae. Click HERE to listen to the whole playlist.
We just got back from a great weekend at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Convention. We were honored to be selected as 2015 NERFA Formal Showcase Artists, and had a great time playing in the Manhattan Theater on Saturday night. We also did several late-night showcases in the hotel, and got to hear lots of really great new folk music. Thanks Jake Jacobs for the photo from our formal showcase.
Wow! We had a fantastic time at IBMA. Our Wednesday and Thursday night Mile Twelve Marriott showcase room was a great success, thanks to all the amazing bands that played there. We also had the chance to perform at the IBMA Youth Showcase Stage and the CBA Suite. Here's a photo from our Saturday set at the IBMA Youth Stage.
We're heading down to Raleigh, NC next week for the IBMA Business Conference and World of Bluegrass event. We'll be hosting a late night showcase room on Wednesday and Thursday nights in the IBMA Marriott hotel, featuring us and some of our favorite bands: Wood & Wire, Front Country, Molly Tuttle & John Mailander, The Lonely Heartstring Band and Laura Orshaw and the New Velvet Band!
If you don't catch us there we'll also be playing a set on a Saturday at noon at the IBMA Youth Showcase Stage and on Saturday at 11:00pm in the California Bluegrass Association suite.
We are excited to be one of five finalists selected for the 2015 Freshgrass Band Contest! There are some absolutely fantastic bands in the contest this year so we're thankful to have made it into the finals. The festival is held in North Adams, MA on September 18th-20th and the band contest is held on the Sunday of the festival, so please come on out and support us! More info here.