It doesn't sound any more authentic then a bluegrass band that started in a barn surrounded by cornfields. But banjoist Sam Guthridge and guitarist/singer Ben Armiger met at a bar and began playing together in the back of Ben's farm; and soon after Marc Dykeman came into the picture on bass and Nate Grower also joined in and picked up fiddle duties to form the latest incarnation of Chester River Runoff.
Together they've played roofs, porches, isolated islands off the coast of Maine, and the streets of Nashville; now theyre coming to the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn this sunday at 9:30. Hit up our friends Chester River Runoff on their myspace for more details, more music, more everything...
Chester River Runoff-Morning Song
I really like this music. The resurgence in popularity of bluegrass in years late has sort of played itself out, in my mind. With the Avetts moving to Brooklyn, a bluegrass band heading up to hipster-central to do a show is hardly innovative. Yet in spite of all of that, these guys seem to lack the false-earnestness that typifies a lot of their contemporaries.
I could see getting hot and sweaty dancing in a cramped bar to these guys.
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