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A Band Like Alice
One of the most popular bands on the bluegrass circuit, A Band Like Alice play traditional, exciting bluegrass led by the amazing tenor vocals of Gary Payne.
Baker's Fabulous Boys
Hailing from Helsby, Cheshire (the capital of British bluegrass) this band put on an amazing, entertaining show with unique arrangements of traditional songs and ripsnorting tunes. With Stu Williams on guitar and banjo, Russ Williams on mandolin or guitar and Lorraine Baker on bass this group has one of the most talented line-ups around.
Chill Until Blue
With a philosophy to play music that is dynamic, accessible, fun and eclectic, Chill Until Blue create a progressive sound whilst maintaining a respect for the tradition. Their repertoire includes traditional songs, instrumentals and original material arranged in a way that is unique, powerful and engaging. The band has a wealth of performing experience with members from a number of well established bands that have played extensively across the UK and abroad.
A four-piece band playing bluegrass, western swing and country music, based in the 'Capital of Bluegrass' in Helsby, north west England. Over the years Cousin Pearl have supported acts such as Michael Cleveland, Sally Van Meter, Brian Wicklund, Steve Kaufman and Leroy Troy.
Led by Leon Hunt, Daily Planet deliver a progressive mixture of bluegrass, folk and jazz. With several CDs and international tours to their name, they are one of the most successful acts on the bluegrass scene.
Deep River Band
In constant demand for festivals worldwide, this band is one of the country's best exponents of "dynamic and sizzling" bluegrass.
Down Trodden String Band
An old-time string band based in Derbyshire, the Down Trodden String Band perform at concerts, festivals and ceilidhs.
Growling Old Men
A transatlantic bluegrass supergroup comprised of Leon Hunt and Dominic Harrison from England's Daily Planet, and Ben Winship and John Lowell of America's Growling Old Men. The band has gigged throughout England and Wales and has recorded an album called Shuttle Diplomacy.
Howard has played bluegrass banjo and sung with many British bands over the years and currently resides with Deep River Band. He has a wealth of experience and placed seventh in Bluegrass Banjo at the Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Virginia.
Jaywalkers are Michael Giverin on mandolin and guitar and Jay Bradberry on fiddle, guitar and vocals. They are well-known as two of the best young musicians on the British scene and together play folk tunes mixed with bluegrass style arrangements. The duo were finalists in the 2009 BBC Young Folk Award.
Originally from Maryland but now living in England, Kate is well-respected on the old-time and bluegrass circuits as a superb fiddler, banjo player and singer.
Leon is Britain's most well-known and talented 5-string banjo player. He has recorded with a host of the world's finest musicians from all genres including bluegrass, jazz, celtic and folk. Over the years he has played with Southern Exposure, Daily Planet, (more) Growling Old Men and recorded a solo CD, Miles Apart.
New Essex Bluegrass Band
Britain's most traditional bluegrass band, drawing on the works of Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and similar for inspiration. Led by Paul Brewer, they are regulars at all the major festivals and have firmly established themselves as one of the most popular bands on the scene.
South Bucks-based bluegrass band, writing and playing original songs and some old classics with an upbeat, modern style.
Shake The Roots
Another band from the fertile bluegrass plains of Cheshire. They perform covers and original material, playing an eclectic mix of music including bluegrass, folk, rock 'n' roll, country and blues.
Stompin' Dave Allen
Stompin' Dave performs American roots music on guitar, five-string banjo, fiddle, harmonica, vocals and tap dancing. His highly energetic stage show has wowed audiences across the country.
The Barker Band
Young, upcoming "nu-grass" band from London, led by brothers Sam and Jake Barker.
The Britannia Bluegrass Band
A four piece band playing a variety of styles within the bluegrass idiom. Their set ranges from traditional songs in the Monroe mould, through more modern bluegrass material to Hank Williams, traditional country and traditional banjo and fiddle tunes.
The Carrivick Sisters
Multi-instrumentalists Charlotte and Laura Carrivick make up this band, playing many self-penned songs and tunes, as well as a few traditional numbers. The twins have released several CDs and gigged internationally.
The Coal Porters
An acoustic act with attitude. Their live show is polished yet passionate and second to none.
The Kentucky Cow Tippers
An exciting new teenaged 5-piece bluegrass band from Gateshead, with a repertoire spanning traditional through to contemporary bluegrass, and beyond...
The Scoville Units
The Scoville Units put a new twist on traditional songs and tunes, and feature some of the best talent from British bluegrass and folk, with Leon Hunt on banjo, Rex Preston on mandolin, Ed Boyd on guitar, Gina Griffin on fiddle and Josh Clark on percussion.
The Slowdown Boys
Derbyshire based band, delivering a mixture of bluegrass, old-time and country music.
Wood Wire and Words
Family trio, describing themselves as "a bit country, a bit bluesy, and a bit folky."
A Bluegrass Amerika Appalachia néven ismert területen kialakult zenei stílus, amelyben a brit szigetekről származó skót és ír bevándorlók zenéje keveredik az afrikai gyökerekkel, és az afro-amerikaiak jazz és blues muzsikájával. A stílus első képviselője a Blue Grass Boys nevű banda, szülőatyja a Kentuckyban született Bill Monroe.
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