Darol Anger says about Erica Brown “The kind of musician that gives musicians a good name” and she has done just that for her band as well. Now on her newly released 5th CD “From Now On” this experienced quintet serves up hot traditional bluegrass, folk, and country and originals in these veins, in their own unique and entertaining style. Featuring Erica on fiddle and vocals, Read McNamara on banjo, Matt Shipman on guitar and vocals, Ken Taylor on bass and Steve Roy on mandolin this band has a lot of fun and experience playing together and it shows on stage, sharing the love of bluegrass, good songs and tunes. Click the name above or visit ericabrownonline.com for upcoming shows, recordings and more!
Matt and Erica appear as a duo under this name, spinning their unique version bluegrass, folk, and originals on various combinations of guitars, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and bouzouki, along with their signature vocal harmonies for which they have become known. Click the name above or visit darlincorey.com to check it out.
High Range is an energetic roots/folk/bluegrass group with a long list of rave reviews from national publications. They highlight original music with a mix of cover songs on guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and drums. Their song, “Leave This All Behind” (Kneeland/Jones) hit #1 on Music Choice for the week of July 18 – July 24, 2004. Lauded by critics from Portland to Nashville, Beyond the Foothills has received a coveted highlight review in Bluegrass Unlimited, the premier bluegrass journal. “The vocals are tight and true; the instrumental work impressive, the songs a pleasure to hear repeatedly,” raves reviewer Dave McCarty, adding “High Range has forged a tight, compelling ensemble sound that is highly musical and thoroughly entertaining.” In addition, national magazine Bluegrass Now’s critic Tim Walsh selected Beyond the Foothills as one of his top five records of 2003, touting the group’s “excellent songwriting and musicianship.” Click the name above or visit highrangeband.com to check it out.
What do you get when you take Don & Cindy Roy and add Matt & Erica Shipman? A performing quartet named Four on the Floor. Erica reunites with her long time fiddle teacher and mentor Don Roy together with Cindy Roy on piano and Matt Shipman on guitar. As a quartet they play a rousing mix of Franco-American, Scottish, Irish, New England and original fiddle tunes mixed in with some singing as well. They’ll bring you right into the middle of a kitchen party. Click the name above or visit donroyonline.com/four-on-the-floor for more information.