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  • HIGH COUNTRY–Saturday, August 24

    High Country

    We can’t say it any better than their website: “High Country has earned its place as one of America’s finest traditional bluegrass bands. Strongly influenced by the classic styles of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers, the band’s blend of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, guitar and bass delivers the upbeat excitement of true bluegrass music. With driving rhythm, skillful picking and soulful singing, High Country brings the energy and experience of six seasoned professionals to this spirited American art form. After four decades of performing, the band remains fresh and exciting, bringing their love of traditional bluegrass music to an ever-widening audience.

    High Country’s show offers a vital mix of powerful originals and standards, from blues to breakdowns to gospels sung in close harmony. Even the songs and tunes written by band members themselves remain true to the genre, with careful attention paid to the nuances of the bluegrass style. High Country has toured extensively in the United States, and has played many of the major bluegrass festivals, including Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, at which they were the first West Coast band ever to be invited to perform. European audiences have been particularly appreciative of the band during tours, which have included performances in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and Finland.

    Bluegrass Unlimited magazine had this to say in review of one of the band’s recordings: ‘They not only have captured the essential spirit of bluegrass, they have succeeded in doing it without being copyists or imitators.’” Listen to a tune here.

    See the RESERVATIONS page to reserve seats

    UPCOMING SHOWS:

    Teslim–Saturday, September 7
    Baguette Quartette–Friday, September 13
    Theresa Wong–Saturday, September 14
    Amy Lavere–Saturday, September 28

    See the RESERVATIONS page to reserve seats