BluesGrass is a duo of musicians who are steeped in the music of bluegrass, blues, folk/Americana music. Jon Swift plays bass, and sings lead and baritone harmony. Mark White plays guitar and harmonica, and sings lead and tenor harmony. We also play in a configuration of two guitars for more intimate settings.
Grass Routes is a Connecticut five-piece bluegrass band. It is a well established group that has been delighting audiences for many years with a repertoire ranging from traditional bluegrass standards to folk and original and contemporary songs all performed in their own unique bluegrass style. Skillful instrumental work and strong vocals give Grass Routes their own characteristic sound. Showcasing especially tight harmonies, vocals include duets to four part harmonies. What makes Grass Routes unique is that each member sings . With four lead vocalists, Grass Routes presents a different style and material with each vocal arrangement. Members of the band include Joe Lemeris, banjo and dobro; Bill Reveley, mandolin and fiddle; Marilyn Toback-Reveley, rhythm guitar; Tim St. Jean, song writer, mandolin, fiddle, concertina, lead guitar; Scott Freemantle, upright bass. Grass Routes has appeared on radio and television and performed at major concerts and bluegrass festivals throughout the Northeast. Grass Routes currently has six recording projects. The most recent CD, ‘Buffalo Nickel Liberty Dime’ features original material written by Tim St Jean and Vicki Baker. Grass Routes musical style appeals to audiences of all ages.
The members of Greystone Rail have been making music together since the early sixties when they were all employees of the Gransom Ironworks in Centerdale, RI. As indebted as they were o the Gransom Company Store, their only affordable form of entertainment was picking and singing popular Bluegrass and Country music. Mostly they dreamed of someday leaving Centerdale on the only train that passed through the remote town, the Greystone Line. Fortune fell upon them when, one night while slagging potash up behind Jenkin’s Pub, they stumbled across a flyer looking for bands to play at the yearly St. Swithin's Onion Breakfast and Talent Show. The boys collected their winnings, quit their jobs and have been traveling together ever since. Their high energy sets always make for a show that’s more fun than a spoonful o’ bees.
Ocean State Ramblers
The Ocean State Ramblers play bluegrass music that’s fun and upbeat, yet relaxed and sometimes sentimental. You’ll find yourself tapping your toes and singing along when you catch this friendly foursome at local farmers markets, libraries, bars, and events. They put their homespun brand on bluegrass standards and bluegrassy folk and country favorites. All the Ramblers have a knack for songwriting and their original songs are a highlight of every OSR show. It’s enjoyable music, pure and simple. Voted Favorite Bluegrass Band in the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Motif Magazine Rhode Island Music Awards.
Ragtime Jack Radcliffe
National Old-Time Country Music Hall-of-Famer 'Ragtime' Jack Radcliffe would love to bring his entertaining, informative and uplifting show to your event. He provides an informative and witty running commentary to go along with vocal renderings from America's Ragtime, Early Jazz and Country traditions, with lots of opportunities for audience participation. He accompanies himself on piano, guitar and fiddle.
Sperry Creek brings fresh harmonies and instrumentation that hold true to the bluegrass genre. This five-piece band from Connecticut formed after some local pickers spent the height of the pandemic keeping each other sane through socially distant backyard jam sessions. It didn’t take the group long to realize that good sounds were happening. They soon adopted the name of a nearby creek, and the band was officially formed in the summer of 2020. Sperry Creek is made up of longtime musicians Scott Freemantle (bass); Marilyn Toback-Reveley (guitar); Bill Reveley (fiddle); Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe (mandolin) and Dan O’Keefe (banjo), who all share a passion for bluegrass music. A culmination of musicians from other well known CT bands, Sperry Creek has allowed us to share our love of music with others throughout the New England bluegrass scene. Listen to their music at www.reverbnation.com/sperrycreek.