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The Ruta Beggars

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 … Continued

Dom Flemons

GRAMMY Award-winner Dom Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, music scholar, historian, and record collector. He plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, fife, and rhythm bones. He was a founding member of the beloved band The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Flemons brings his talents to FreshGrass | North Adams, rounding out our Friday night … Continued

Climbing the Holy Hill

Opening September 23, Climbing the Holy Hill is a new exhibition at Hancock Shaker Village that weaves the work of performing artists Our Native Daughters, Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth, and visual artist Allison Smith into a radiant, immersive exhibition experienced while walking up Shaker Mountain. Melody, vocals, and visual elements inspired by the Shakers, … Continued

House of Songs Presents: SongRider

The House of Songs presents SongRider, a unique collaboration uniting Northwest Arkansas musicians and outdoor culture leaders. This extraordinary venture unfolds during mountain and gravel biking excursions, resulting in original songs that come to life at FreshGrass. Starting in March 2024, each adventure will be documented in captivating Instagram films, capturing the fusion of nature … Continued

Amy Helm

A daughter of American music royalty and founding member of the beloved, harmony-loving band Ollabelle, Amy Helm has been a fixture in the American roots world for decades. After a rollicking, bring-down-the-house set at FreshGrass 2019, we’ve invited her back to light up one of our late-night stages like few can.

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

AJ Lee & Blue Summit is a genre-fluid band formed in 2016 — a remarkable group of musicians who grew up performing in the California bluegrass community. This quartet had been gaining traction with their smooth, earthy sound, sharing their music all over the west coast, before making it the final three FreshGrass Band Award … Continued

Mike Block & Sandeep Das

Sandeep Das (tabla) & Mike Block (cello/vocals)are a dynamic, cross-genre duo that originally met as members of Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble. Featuring a combination of the Tabla: a pair of Indian drums used in Hindustani Classical Music, Cello: a bowed string instrument used in European Classical Music, as well as Vocals: both rhythmic and melodic, this … Continued

Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone is a vocalist, songwriter, composer, and educator, known for her music-gumbo of folk, blues, and gospel—born of her Kentucky upbringing— edged with Brooklyn grit. With songs and storytelling that share her life experience as an Afro-Indigenous woman and mother, Redbone gives voice to issues of social justice, bridging traditions, connecting cultures, and celebrating … Continued

Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers have been on a journey that is uniquely their own. The band started in college at UNC-Chapel Hill, then dove head first into bluegrass in its most traditional form, and over the years have risen to the top of the bluegrass genre headlining top festivals such as Merlefest and Grey Fox Bluegrass. … Continued

The Ozark Highballers

The Ozark Highballers are a four piece string band from Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Since 2014 the Ozark Highballers have brought their music to square dances, farmers markets, festivals, workshops, as well as plain old street corners and front porches. Their music reflects the spirit and drive of the rural Ozark string bands of the 1920s and … Continued

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