Note: $12.00 is the day of show price.
An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco’s Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand.
A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell-bent on merging the musical past with the future.
BLACK RIVER REVUE
Freshwater bluegrass & Americana from the twin ports of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI. Using a bluegrass instrumentation BRR has crafted their own sound made up of mostly original music which can be heard on their debut album Garbage Pickin (released in April of 2013). Their sophomore album Spring Thaw (released June 2014) added another year of songwriting and live performance experience to their sound. Five years of touring, personnel change, and personal growth has inspired a third record Just Can’t Win (released September 2017). Just Can’t Win has had radio play worldwide, charted on independent and college radio states across the United States, and won album of the year 2017 in the Duluth Reader Weekly.