Kind music for kind people. Kind Country is a Minneapolis-based band that plays American standards as well as their own brand of Cosmic American music. Since their formation in 2012, the band has focused on creating live performances with high levels of improvisation and energy gathering with a goal of creating a moment of musical bliss that can be shared by audience members and band alike.
Kind Country released their debut self-titled album Kind Country in the fall of 2013. Since then they have been bringing their music on the road playing live performances at theaters, bars, auditoriums, festivals, and everywhere in between all throughout the United States. Formed as a 4 piece string band (Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Bass) in 2012, Kind Country soon grew into a full 6 piece bluegrass band adding fiddle and banjo. A few lineup changes throughout the years have helped the band evolve into what it is today.
In 2014 the band began to include drums in their lineup on occasion and now plays almost all of their performances with a drummer. This addition has helped KC achieve greater depths of exploration in music and opened doors allowing them to develop entirely new components of their sound. Kind Country also on occasion incorporates Keyboard and Saxophone into their live performances bringing the total number of musicians to 8. In late 2015 the band released their second full-length studio album, Hwy 7, recorded at Neon Brown studios in Golden Valley MN.
A five member string band from Minnesota arranged as a traditional bluegrass group, but not limited too. Containing members from diverse musical backgrounds, Rich warm harmonies accompany their tasteful melodies and imaginative rhythms. Ginstrings composes original music that all listeners will enjoy. With intriguing tunes and a passionate performance, they are sure to resonate with your soul.
GRASS FED MULE
Grass Fed Mule is a St. Louis-based quartet composed of Gerard Erker, Drew Jameson, Matt Flory & Drew Lance. Drawing energy from their river town roots in bluegrass, old-time, blues, indie-folk & jazz, the band’s upbeat shows flood the ears with strong vocal harmonies and instrumental finesse, featuring sounds of claw hammer banjo, harmonica, mandolin & washboard. If you like the sound of bluegrass in a jam, Grass Fed Mule should be sweet to your ears.
THE STEELHEAD STRINGERS
Comprised of members from Twin City groups San Souci and The Boys ‘n’ The Barrels, The Steelhead Stringers play tunes that get passed around in picking sessions in green rooms, living rooms, bonfires and motel parking lots while throwing in some originals for good measure.