Finalists

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Kristin Andreassen & Stephanie Coleman

Fiddle/banjo player Stephanie Coleman and guitarist Kristin Andreassen developed their sound around campfires in New Hampshire and at bars in Brooklyn – in fact, they’ve hosted the legendary Monday night jams at Lowlands bar for the past five years. Kristin is an award-winning songwriter, percussive dancer, and in-demand square dance caller whose performances are at once “inventive” (The New Yorker) and deeply rooted in tradition. Stephanie is a perennial finalist at the renowned national fiddle contest in Clifftop, West Virginia.

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The Littlest Birds

The Littlest Birds hail from California with a fresh take on the old-time duo. With banjo, cello, and a rope of two-part harmony, Sharon Martinson and David Huebner evoke the open plains with equal nods to Bill Monroe and Aaron Copland. They visit FreshGrass on a 25-show Northeast tour.

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Sumner & Moss

Rachel Sumner of 2014 Band Award winner Twisted Pine returns to FreshGrass with her new folk/bluegrass duo Sumner & Moss. She sings and plays alongside Sam Moss, “a fingerpicking guitar virtuoso who characterizes the folk spirit in the finest sense” (Paste). The songwriting is pan-roots, pulling inspiration from country along with classic bluegrass.

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Zoe & Cloyd

Husband-wife duo Zoe & Cloyd swap fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mandolin in tightly woven arrangements. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, their songwriting is equally at home in the Smoky Mountains or the Berkshires.