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CJ Field

North Adams native CJ Field wasn’t born with a guitar in his hand — but he could have been. Field carved out a place for himself on the Nashville scene as a frontman of the edgy rock-and-roots collaborative Delta Riot and as a chart-topping songwriter. He’s back in his hometown for a set of spirited, … Continued

Willi Carlisle

Willi Carlisle is a poet and a folk singer for the people, but his extraordinary gift for turning a phrase isn’t about high falutin’ pontificatin’; it’s about looking out for one another and connecting through our shared human condition. Born and raised on the Midwestern plains, Carlisle is a product of the punk to folk music … Continued


With talents on loan from Punch Brothers, Crooked Still, and the acoustic music world at large, the four piece Hawktail is made up of fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie. From winding melodies and sparse vigils to feisty barnburners, this quartet shines on stage with a grace and … Continued

Darol Anger & Mr. Sun

Three generations of some of the sharpest minds in the American string band universe come together for Darol Anger & Mr. Sun Legendary fiddler, Darol Anger, is at home in countless musical genres — some of which he helped to pioneer — and is a member of the original “nuclear” generation of pickers who extended … Continued

Amythyst Kiah

“One of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets” (Rolling Stone), we first met Chattanooga-bred Amythyst Kiah as part of Our Native Daughters. The all-women-of-color supergroup — Kiah, Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell — earned a Grammy nomination for the Kiah-penned standout “Black Myself” and won Song of the Year at the 2019 Folk Alliance International … Continued

Alison Brown

In the summer of 1978, Alison Brown took first prize at the Canadian National Banjo Championship. When Alison Krauss asked her to join Union Station in the late 1980s, Brown already had an illustrious decade of solo performing behind her. Alison Brown and her label, Compass Records, are great partners of FreshGrass and have been … Continued

Bonny Light Horseman

Bonny Light Horseman —  the Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson, veteran multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaufman (The National, Josh Ritter), and Anaïs Mitchell, writer of the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Hadestown —  repaints centuries old folk ballads for our disconcerting present. Quietly charming us all last year with their eponymously titled debut album the folk supergroup earned … Continued

Watkins Family Hour

From early gigs at local pizza shops to world tours with Nickle Creek, brother-sister duo Sean and Sara Watkins grew up playing music side by side — and thankfully, somethings never change. Watkins Family Hour serves up down-home familial folk, blending intricate guitar picking, elegant fiddle, with the siblings’ honeyed voices into musical magic that’ll … Continued

Aoife O’Donovan

Aoife O’Donovan has been a central part of the FreshGrass family since the first festival, gracing our stages every year in some iteration whether as a solo artist, with I’m With Her, with her seminal band Crooked Still, as a FreshScores grantee, or as our first ever Artist-in-Residence in 2019. Dubbed “the next Americana celebrity” … Continued

Sarah Jarosz

Recently picking up her fourth Grammy Award — Best Americana Album — for her 2020 World on the Ground, Sarah Jarosz was last at FreshGrass with the all-star trio I’m With Her, Jarosz, Sara Watkins, and Aoife O’Donovan. 2021 will be Jarosz’s first solo set since her show stopping 2017 FreshGrass Composition Commission, Blue Heron … Continued

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