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“On The Trail is a modern acoustic quartet that explores everything from bluegrass to contemporary pop, from stunning instrumentals to beautiful traditional songs.”
Our Progressive Bluegrass style will drive deep into your soul as we get the most out of our acoustic instrumentation. Instead of having a lead singer, we use a nonstop orchestration of unconventional vocals while delivering plenty of three and four part harmony singing. The majority of our songs are reinventions of traditional folk songs, favorites you may have grown up with or something new with an added twist.
Restless Mountain Bluegrass Band is a Connecticut-based bluegrass band which always offers a fun mix of traditional standards and entertaining classics that bring fond memories and a smile. In the tradition of bluegrass, Restless Mountain is an all-acoustic band, serving up heartfelt vocals and spicy instrumentals.Restless Mountain Bluegrass Band has been active in Connecticut for over a decade, featuring veteran musicians who love to play and entertain.Matt Fleury (vocals, banjo), Jerry Devokaitis (vocals, guitar), Gracin Dorsey (vocals, mandolin), Scott Camara (Dobro), Dave Aston (bass
Grass Routes is a Connecticut five-piece bluegrass band. It is a well established group that has been delighting audiences for many years with a repertoire ranging from traditional bluegrass standards to folk and original and contemporary songs all performed in their own unique bluegrass style.
Skillful instrumental work and strong vocals give Grass Routes their own characteristic sound. Showcasing especially tight harmonies, vocals include duets to four part harmonies. What makes Grass Routes unique is that each member sings lead. With five lead vocalists, Grass Routes presents a different style and material with each vocal arrangement.
ShoreGrass is a bluegrass band from the Connecticut shoreline which has has performed locally as well as around the Northeast since 1999.
Their music is a lively mix of traditional bluegrass, old-time, early country, gospel and folk songs as well as original pieces reflecting their roots in contemporary music with a local flavor. The group has several singers who alternate leads on 3-part vocal harmonies, and that unique bluegrass blend of guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass and sometimes Dobro. Their music has an unusually rich blend, all delivered with the special sense of humor that marks all ShoreGrass performances.
Moonshine Falls, a band that bridges the gap between Traditional Bluegrass and the New Blue movement was formed in New York City by husband and wife duo Mary Noecker (bass and vocals) and Dave McKeon (mandolin, guitar and vocals). The couple is joined by Cesar Moreno (mandolin and vocals) and Clarence Ferrari (fiddle).
Drawing from the canon of bluegrass standards, as well as writing songs that fit seamlessly with those of yesterday, the members of Moonshine Falls create a sound that is steeped in tradition without drowning in it.
Their debut CD, “Weeds in the Ballast”, has received considerable airplay on bluegrass radio since it’s release and Dave’s original songwriting has been praised by No Depression, Journal of Roots Music and has won him Podunk’s Bluegrass Songwriting Competition
Moonshine Falls is making a name for themselves having performed around the Northeast including stages at The Joe Val Festival (MA) , the Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival (DE), the Podunk Bluegarss Festival (CT), the Long Isalnd Bluegrass Festival (NY), Basin Blugrass Festival (VT) and Danby Bluegrass Festival (VT) among others as well as performing in the Netherlands and Germany and holding a residency at the New York Botanical Garden during the Chihuly Nights Series.
The Ruta Beggars infuse traditional bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals, and plenty of fun. They have been praised for their creative yet tasteful arrangements and charming performances, winning Thomas Point’s band competition in 2019. The Ruta Beggars have been featured on the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Showcase, Steve Martin’s Unreal Bluegrass, Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn and the main stages of Joe Val, Grey Fox, Thomas Point, and Ossipee Bluegrass Festivals.
Brought together by their passion for bluegrass, The Ruta Beggars are Micah Nicol (guitar), Sofia Chiarandini (fiddle), Ariel Wyner (mandolin), Trevin Nelson (banjo), and Noah Harrington (bass) who met while studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in the American Roots Program.
Two kindred spirits joined by their love for acoustic music that touches the heart, G Rockwell and Micah Nicol marry virtuosic instrumentals and tender vocals in their project Bookmatch. Named after the practice of aligning two pieces of wood so that they look like mirror images of each other, Bookmatch’s members approach the same genre and instruments from a different background yielding musical alchemy that brings audiences in for a warm hug of an intertwining acoustic guitar soundscape.
Sperry Creek brings fresh harmonies and instrumentation that hold true to the bluegrass genre. This five-piece band from Connecticut formed after some local pickers spent the height of the pandemic keeping each other sane through socially distant backyard jam sessions. It didn’t take the group long to realize that good sounds were happening. They soon adopted the name of a nearby creek, and the band was officially formed in the summer of 2020.
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Sperry Creek is made up of longtime musicians Scott Freemantle (bass); Marilyn Toback-Reveley (guitar); Bill Reveley (fiddle); Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe (mandolin) and Dan O’Keefe (banjo), who all share a passion for bluegrass music. A culmination of musicians from other well known CT bands, Sperry Creek has become a great avenue for them to share their love of bluegrass music with others throughout the New England bluegrass scene.The group can be seen performing at various events throughout Connecticut and are always available for event bookings (see contact info below). Please be sure to follow us for upcoming shows and announcements.
Sweetcake Mountain is Swamp Yankee Bluegrass. Drizzled…but not too syrupy. Playing alt- and traditional bluegrass, Sweetcake Mountain is Steve Bacher on banjo, Ed Spallina on bass, Alan Zinser on mandolin, May Kastner on guitar and Craig Rogoff on fiddle.
Sweetcake Mountain is based in Western Connecticut and plays venues and festivals in CT, MA and NY.
Hailing from the rolling hills of Litchfield County Connecticut, Wires and Wood offers an assortment of Traditional and Contemporary Bluegrass songs with a Newgrass Sound. Formed in 2013, the Bantam, CT based quintet performs throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts playing a variety of venues ranging from Breweries to Weddings. The Group consists of Brian White (Guitar), Will Doemland (Mandolin), Matt Lauretano (Banjo) and Ben Boylan (Upright bass), Nick Zacchio (Dobro)
The Hosmer Mountain Boys are a Bluegrass band born out of Windham County. The two boys in front have always had an affinity for all things old and nostalgic and that includes music.
You won’t find many musicians in these parts who are so devoted to bring alive this particular bluegrass music style, choosing material from a time gone by.
Simon Brogie, a well loved Connecticut banjo player, was born near the bottom of the Hosmer Mountain in Willimantic not long ago. He and his buddy Keegan Day, guitar/ vocals, have a strong sense of how bluegrass music was played before the 1960s and it comes across as genuine and true to style of the likes of Flatt & Scruggs.
You won’t be disappointed!
On fiddle is Mama Day (or Cathy Day). She brings a lifetime of skill to the band and keeps everyone in line which as Keegan’s mom, she is free to do.
On acoustic bass is Mr. Tom Bowman a wonderful player and baritone singer who has been a staple in the New England Bluegrass Music scene for decades.
Playing your favorite country, bluegrass and classic rock covers and originals. Based in Manchester, CT.
Dave Fiereck | Steve Joyner
Bill Morris | Tim Morris
Dan Pennington | Marcus Santodonato