Readers Recommend Vol. 1

One of the best things to happen since I launched this site is the recommendations from readers on new music to check out. Not surprisingly, JamGrass.net readers have great taste! Here are a handful of the best recommendations submitted to date. Please check the band info presented after the Spotify playlist and keep an eye out for when these bands come to your town. Based on the location of each group, we might have to schedule a Midwest invades Atlanta party!

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The Leadfoot Band

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Recommended By:

Greg

Sounds Like:

Equal parts Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled By Turtles, and Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros.

How They Describe Themselves:

“Chicago-based quartet The Leadfoot Band founded itself on bluegrass roots almost a decade ago and have branched out from there. Their influences include everything from The Band to Hank Williams, Sam Bush to Metallica, Split Lip Rayfield to Lou Reed and everything in between. Reformed in 2011 after more than a five-year hiatus, they have picked up steam and spread the wings of possibility, pushing their hard-driving, high-octane brand of bluegrass, roots, and rock-influenced acoustic music farther than before.”
TheLeadfootBand.comOfficial site
Official Facebook PageYou Know You Like It
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The Leadfoot BandAmazon.com catalog

The Giving Tree Band

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Recommended By:

Greg

Sounds Like:

Railroad Earth meets Trampled by Turtles.

How They Describe Themselves:

“Led by enigmatic brothers Todd and “E” Fink, The Giving Tree Band are making their way to the head of a classy class of young American songwriters and performers. They now wield a wide array of instruments from acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitars and banjos to violin, mandolin and pedal steel .The Giving Tree Band is not reinventing but simply reuniting rock and roll. With their down-home style, they emphasize the virtue in their fierce virtuosity – approaching each note with integrity, each part with humility, each song with honesty and each show with gratitude. With a rare combination of stirring musicianship and exemplary songwriting, the GTB wheel is in full spin and, like their heroes before them, it’s also on fire. “
TheGivingTreeBand.comOfficial site
Official Facebook PageYou Know You Like It
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The Giving Tree BandAmazon.com catalog

Henhouse Prowlers

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Recommended By:

Greg

Sounds Like:

The HillBenders

How They Describe Themselves:

“Nine years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.”
HenhouseProwlers.comOfficial site
Official Facebook PageYou Know You Like It
ReverbNationListen To Select Tracks
Henhouse ProwlersAmazon.com catalog

Dirty River Ramblers

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Recommended By:

Josh

Sounds Like:

Greensky Bluegrass meets The HillBenders.

How They Describe Themselves:

“Down home Jamgrass. The Dirty River Ramblers are a string band located in and near Omaha, Nebraska. Built like a bluegrass band, the Ramblers cover a wide range of genres, from oldtime to jam-rock, combining improvisational soloing with tight vocal harmonies. Our debut album, Ramble On, is a collection of original music. Featuring a close blend of vocal harmonies, and off the hip instrumental improvisation, the Ramblers will get your toes tapping with their homespun originals and their upbeat approach to the traditionals.”
Official Facebook PageYou Know You Like It
ReverbNationListen To Select Tracks
Dirty River RamblersAmazon.com catalog

Gas Pump Talent

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Recommended By:

Mohawk Matt

Sounds Like:

Whiskey, beer, and blood.

How They Describe Themselves:

“Imagine that Johnny Cash grew up listening to underground punk. Put those together and you’ve got something that would sound a lot like Gas Pump Talent.” – Kevin Krauskopf, St. Joseph
Official Facebook PageYou Know You Like It
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