Chasing Blue: Fresh Bluegrass
Chasing Blue is a hard-driving bluegrass band made up of young and talented musicians. Band members have experience in blues, funk, rock, jazz, Texas swing and traditional Canadian fiddle tunes, and they bring these flavors to the Chasing Blue sound. Original material includes strong instrumentals, and memorable songs with honest lyrical ideas. Their bluegrass influences include the Nashville Bluegrass Band, The Lonesome River Band, Tim O’Brien, and The Infamous Stringdusters
Members of Chasing Blue met in a Berklee College of Music bluegrass ensemble in the fall of 2008. After a successful end-of-semester-performance, appearing as “Slim Wallet and the No Dough Boys,” the band decided to change names and continue picking together. Now graduated, Chasing Blue plays a mix of original and traditional material with unique arrangements and foot-stomping style
These amazing musicians were tapped to headline the Laurie Blue Bluegrass Festival in (Summerside, PEI, Canada) were also a main stage artist for Worcester, MA’s stART on the Street Festival. They were showcased at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Fan Fest for three years
They have played the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival (Framingham, MA), the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (Oak Hill, NY), the Down East Country Fest (Whitneyville, ME), Pocono Winterfest (Stroudsburg, PA), the Podunk Music Festival (East Hartford, CT), the Bluegrass on the Bogs festival (Wareham, MA), the Ossipee Valley Music Festival (S. Hiram, ME). the Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival (Saddleback, ME), and the Mountain View Bluegrass Festival (Mountain View, AR). Plus, the band made the finals in the 2013 Freshgrass Festival (North Adams, MA)
In addition to festivals, Chasing Blue has played numerous venues such as the Mad Donna's Music Loft (Nashville, TN), Saxon Pub, Continental Club, Threadgill’s, Opal Divine's and Patsy’s Cowgirl Cafe (Austin, TX), the Cantab Lounge (Cambridge MA), the Middle East Downstairs (Boston, MA), the Firebox (Hartford, CT), the Flatland Bluegrass Barn (West College Corner, IN) and the Music Barn (Middle Sackville, PEI, Canada).
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