Nov 27 2016

ONE GRASS TWO GRASS

Spinning bus

One Grass Two Grass delivers high energy, hard driving, fun loving, old-timey, new-timey, good-timey, rocking California string band music. Through richly lyrical, naturally inspired originals cushioned by a bed of old mountain tunes and a dash of stomping rock and roll, their unique sound is expressed as a mesh of yesterdays established, deep rooted protocols with the need to bring strings to the times in their own exciting way.  Standing on the shoulders of the contemporary string band movement One Grass Two Grass forge their own style of this folk meets old-time meets rock meets bluegrass craze.

Getting their start in late 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area, there have been many highlights in One Grass Two Grass’s upward trajectory through the years.  Caping off 2016 with an appearance at The Yonder Mountain String Band’s Northwest String Summit, near Portland, OR , The Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Band Competition in Telluride, CO, and preforming one of the main stage evening slots for The Hoes Down Harvest Festival at Full Belly Farm in Guinda, CA.  One Grass Two Grass have been seen accompanying many great artists on stage such as Larry Keel of Keller and the Keels and Natural Bridges, Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, James Nash, and John Cragie and have opened for contemporary string bands such as Fruition, Hot Buttered Rum, The Lil Smokies, Front Country, Mipso, Whiskey Shivers, The Last Revel, and Reverend Peyton and the Big Damn Band.

A defining moment in the history of One Grass Two Grass came In 2014 when Jacob Groopman of the nationally award winning group Front Country heard promise in One Grass Two Grass’s sound and energy and offered to step out of his typical performance role to help them produce a debut album that captured that drive.  Released in February 2015 this collaboration proved to produce a rich self titled album which catapulted the group full speed into an exciting and eventful journey that is ever growing and evolving to this day.  On the coattails of their 2016 summer tours all across the state of California, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, the excitement is not slowing down.  One Grass Two Grass is sure to have you swaying with your lover, stomping with your brother, smiling with your mother, and having just a plain old good time with one another.