Front Country (USA) - thu 7 mar 2019, 7:30pm

Gig Info

Doors Open 7.30pm, Showtime 8:40 - 11:00pm

Reserved Seating: $28+bf,
General Admission: $20+bf

@ THE EMBER LOUNGE

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. The result lies somewhere between Indie-Folk and Americana, in a nether-region they’ve come to embrace as their own.

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.

“Sharply played ensemble Americana, with a powerhouse vocalist who puts the ‘blues’ in bluegrass” – Rolling Stone

“Fans of modern acoustic music will find much to enjoy in their more experimental approach within the traditional bluegrass quintet.” – Bluegrass Today

“To say the playing is virtuosic is an understatement! Given that their command of the instruments they play is so exceptional that it’s difficult to visualize anything in roots music that this band couldn’t master” – American Roots UK

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