The Blackberry Bushes are a Northwest Alt-folk String Band. The Bushes’ innovative acoustic sound draws from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a rich patchwork that shares threads with artists like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Sean Hayes, and Crooked Still. Joyful singing and songwriting are supported by carefully constructed soundscapes that feature virtuosic fiddle. A longtime Northwest favorite, the band has developed into a national act, with recent tours across the US and Europe. Their live show is joyous and vibrant with an intention to move the audience in their hearts and out of their seats.
“Their blend of traditional Bluegrass and Folk elements with more contemporary sounds has an appeal not seen since Nickel Creek or The Be Good Tanyas.” (Joseph Kyle The Big Takeover)
The Blackberry Bushes Stringband has that rare magic that allows them to artfully fuse sounds from many genres into a bluegrass instrumentation that retains distinct threads of sonic color. This is a daredevil sound that is delicate,bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing.
Joining the Blackberry Bushes will be a Bay Area based bluegrass band grown out of the local social jam scene, Front Country. Featuring improvisation-driven original instrumental music and inspired songs, Front Country is developing a unique sound that draws liberally from Newgrass and Old-time influences. Members include Jordan Klein (Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys), Leif Karlstrom (The Heel Draggers, Midnight Gamblers), Melody Walker (Walker/Groupman duo), Jacob Groupman (The Real Nasty, Albino!, Walker/Groupman duo), Adam Roszkiewicz (Whisky Richards, Midnight Gamblers), and Zach Sharpe. Dont miss seeing this real music in real time.
Both bands will be in concert at the Starry Plough Friday, march 22nd. Tickets are available through Ticketfly.