Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass… Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet…
You can find out more about The Special Consensus here.
Greg Cahill – Banjo, Vocals
Rich Faris – Guitar, Vocals
Dan Eubanks – Bass, Vocals
Nick Dumas – Mandolin, Vocals
Bluegrass, Etc. are known worldwide for their stellar music and stage antics. They are both entertaining and masters of their instruments. Dennis Caplinger on banjo and fiddle (and anything else he wants to play), is joined by John Moore, who plays a stunning guitar and mandolin, and the legendary Steve Spurgin on bass. Together they perform bluegrass (and etc.) to the delight of their audiences.
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John Moore – Mandolin, Guitar & Vocals
Dennis Caplinger – Banjo, Fiddle & Vocals
Steve Spurgin – Bass & Vocals
The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients), have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.
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Frank Evans – Banjo
Adrian Gross – Mandolin
Darryl Poulsen – Mandolin
Alastair Whitehead – Bass
Rural Delivery is a contemporary bluegrass band based out of the Seattle area. They have been performing in the greater Northwest since 1976. The five musicians pride themselves in playing the finest in acoustic music. Crowds welcome the group’s rich harmonies and energetic presence.
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Terrence Enyeart – Mandolin & Vocals
Steve Thomas – Guitar & Vocals
Dale Williams – Banjo
Deborah Enyeart – bass
Rick Meade – Dobro & Vocals
Rusty Hinges grew out of the bluegrass jam circles at local festivals. Their music is a blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and Americana. Each member of Rusty Hinges is a veteran of the Pacific Northwest bluegrass scene. Their collective experience results in a musical program that is polished and entertaining.
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Jan Delfel – Bass
Jim Delfel – Guitar
Curt Fields – Guitar
Ron Clark – Mandolin
Al Price – Banjo